Handkäse 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
Main Ingredient(s): Cow's Milk
Age (Ripening Period): 2 days
Flavor: Mildly spicy, Strong aroma
Consistency: Soft, but not spreadable
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.