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I first learned of quark last year when my office manager asked me about it.  She mentioned that her friend wanted someHome Cheese Making as she believed it had strong medicinal properties.  Although I was unfamiliar with this strangely-named cheese, the conversation piqued my interest.  My initial internet search yielded unsatisfactory quark making instructions so I dismissed the idea of making it.  But then I found a used copy of  Home Cheese Making by Ricki Carroll and was thrilled to see a quark recipe.

Home DairyIn this book, quark is described as “the oldest form of cheese in Europe.  Its earliest recorded history dates to 3 B.C.E.  Quark is more versatile than yogurt and is not as sour.”  It is particularly popular in Germany.  The quark that I make is loosely based on the recipe in Home Cheese Making.  In her book Home Dairy, Ashley English also has a recipe but…

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