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)
Main Ingredient(s): Cow's Milk
Age (Ripening Period): Few days to 1 Week
Flavor: Lightly spicy; Strong fragrance
Consistency: Flexible yet soft
Use for melting? No
Use in dips? No
Dessert cheese? Yes
Cooking and Preparation Tips
Goes well with bread, butter or mustard, and pickles.