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How to Make Quark (Fresh Cheese) from Kefir

June 29th, 2013 in Tips, Advices & How-to by
Total cooking time: 9h
How to Make Quark from Kefir

This is somewhat easier way to get quark (fresh cheese): it requires less time since you don’t need to sour milk and such, since kefir is used instead.

There is a trade off to that of course, the taste of quark will depend greatly on taste of kefir itself, as well as its fat content. So use good quality kefir to prepare quark.

Note: 2 quarts of low fat kefir will make you about a pound of quark.

Ingredients and Tools:


How to prepare, step-by-step:

  1. Prepare ingredients:
    How to Make Quark from Kefir: Step 1
    How to Make Quark from Kefir: Step 1
  2. Pour kefir into smaller pot:
    How to Make Quark from Kefir: Step 2
    How to Make Quark from Kefir: Step 2
  3. Pour of water into bigger pot and put small pot in like shown in the picture (you want to have enough water in big pot to go over the level of kefir in small one if possible, but not too much to spill while boiling):
    How to Make Quark from Kefir: Step 3
    How to Make Quark from Kefir: Step 3
  4. Put this 2-pot-“construction” on the burner and bring water to boil, let it boil for about 5 mins:
    How to Make Quark from Kefir: Step 4
    How to Make Quark from Kefir: Step 4
  5. After that turn heat off and let it all cool down until water is warm (not hot anymore). Then take small pot from bigger one, remove water from bigger pot and put on top a colander with few layers of cheese cloth arranged in it:
    How to Make Quark from Kefir: Step 5
    How to Make Quark from Kefir: Step 5
  6. Pour content of small pot into colander:
    How to Make Quark from Kefir: Step 6
    How to Make Quark from Kefir: Step 6
  7. Let excessive liquid to strain off for couple of minutes:
    How to Make Quark from Kefir: Step 7
    How to Make Quark from Kefir: Step 7
  8. After most of liquid is gone pull cheesecloth tips together:
    How to Make Quark from Kefir: Step 8
    How to Make Quark from Kefir: Step 8
  9. Wrap quark in cheesecloth and gently squeeze more liquid off:
    How to Make Quark from Kefir: Step 9
    How to Make Quark from Kefir: Step 9
  10. Secure top part of cheesecloth with a knot, and hung it over a pot or sink to drain more liquid (for couple of hours, overnight is good too):
    How to Make Quark from Kefir: Step 10
    How to Make Quark from Kefir: Step 10
  11. Unwrap quark from the cheesecloth:
    How to Make Quark from Kefir: Step 11
    How to Make Quark from Kefir: Step 11
  12. And use it: as a food alone with sour cream and sugar, or as a part of any recipe which calls for quark (fresh cheese):
    How to Make Quark from Kefir: Step 12
    How to Make Quark from Kefir: Step 12

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I never knew making quark could be this easy. I may want to try this at home, probably with some good kefir that I can find. What would be a good dish that I can take advantage with the quark?

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