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Harzer Käse

Also Known As:  Harzer Roller

There are two types of Harzer Käse:
1. Harzer Käse smeared with a yellow bacteria.
2. Harzer Käse smeared with a red bacteria. This version is more spicy in taste.

Harzer Käse is formed either into small rolls (often sold in multiples of 4 or 5) or into a longer log.

Similar cheeses: Handkäse and Mainzer Käse

Cheese Category:  Sour Curd Cheeses

Country of Origin:  Germany 

Specialty of:  Harz (south of Braunschweig) 

Cheese Characteristics

Main Ingredient(s): Cow's Milk

Age (Ripening Period): Few days to 1 Week

Flavor: Lightly spicy; Strong fragrance

Consistency: Flexible yet soft

Sliceable? Yes

Spreadable? No

Crumbles? No

Use for melting? No

Use in dips? No

Dessert cheese? Yes

Cooking and Preparation Tips
Goes well with bread, butter or mustard, and pickles. 

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

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