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Homemade Quark Cheese

Buttermilk is the milk left behind after making butter. Quark is made with buttermilk.It is a very simple process. Two litres of buttermilk yields 500g quark.
Course Cheese
Cuisine German
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 1 minute
Servings 500 grams
Author Valerie Lugonja


  • 2 litres 3.2% fat (will yield about 500g quark)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 175 F
  2. Pour buttermilk in 3 litre heat resistant glass dish; set in oven for 2 hours, turn off heat and leave in oven overnight (will appear like yogurt)
  3. Strain with cheesecloth lined sieve for 1.5 hours to get a solid mass: the solid mass is quark