What is Quark?

Quark is a dairy product, technically it is cheese but it´s texture reminds more to greek yogurt or sour cream. But quark does not have a tangy flavor like greek  yogurt, it is smooth and creamy and has a neutral dairy taste.

Quark is one of the German super foods. It is high in protein, packed with calcium, potassium, vitamins and minerals but very low in fat.

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to learn how to pronounce "Quark"

Unless you’ve lived in Europe or had a German grandma, you´ve probably never heard of quark as it is not very common in the United States.

It is easy to make quark and you can find my cheat recipe here on this channel. I call it cheat recipe because if you can´t find fresh buttermilk you will not be able to make real quark with all it´s health benefits and you will not achieve the full flavor nor the fantastic firm but so creamy silky texture that authentic quark has.

Click here for the homemade quark cheat recipe  or check out the authentic quark master class below.

German Quark Dip / Spread

Quark Aufstrich

This simple but very delicious quark dip recipe is made with homemade quark. The dip can be spread on bread or served as a creamy topping for baked potatoes.

Step-by-Step Video


Quark Dip Recipe

Quark Dip

Angela Schofield
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Dips, Spreads
Cuisine German
Servings 8 portions
Calories 61 kcal


  • 1 pound quark
  • 2 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
  • 1 ½ tsp. coarse Kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. coarse black pepper
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. garlic paste
  • 1 tsp. yellow mustard
  • ½ small yellow onion
  • 3 stalks green onion


  • Add quark, heavy whipping cream, salt, pepper, sugar, garlic paste and mustard to a medium sized bowl and mix until creamy and well combined.
  • Finely cube the yellow onion and add to the bowl.
  • Finely slice the green onion, set a tablespoon for the garnish aside and add the rest to the bowl.
  • Mix everything well and refrigerate until serving.


Try this recipe by adding your favorite herbs to change the flavor profile of the dip.

If you prefer a lower calorie and fat content you can just switch the heavy whipping cream out for milk or even water.