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Handkäse is a sour curd cheese that belongs to the oldest kinds of cheeses. Traditionally, it was produced in home kitchens - when milk curdled and got thick, the curds were removed and formed into small rolls by hand. This is where the name "Hand Cheese" came from. Once formed, they were then placed next to a warm stove to dry and ripen.

Similar cheeses: Harzer Käse and Mainzer Käse

Cheese Category:  Sour Curd Cheeses

Country of Origin:  Germany 

Specialty of:  Hessen 

Cheese Characteristics

Main Ingredient(s): Cow's Milk

Age (Ripening Period): 2 days

Flavor: Mildly spicy, Strong aroma

Consistency: Soft, but not spreadable

Sliceable? Yes

Spreadable? No

Crumbles? No

Use for melting? No

Use in dips? No

Dessert cheese? No

Cooking and Preparation Tips
Goes well with Apple Wine or a dry white wine. 

Handkäse Recipes
Handkäse mit Musik  (Marinated Handkäse)
Handkäse a la Walter  (Handkäse & Orange Dessert)
Butterbrot with Handkäse and Ham 

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