Originating from Germany, from the word speisequark, quark is a low fat natural and unripened soft cheese, comparable to cottage cheese or fromage frais. It lends its own special texture and flavour to both sweet and savoury dishes, providing a low calorie alternative to higher fat dairy products. Quark is perfect for creating baked European style cheesecakes and can also be used in dips or as a savoury topping in place of sour cream.
Fancy that. It is made of whole milk and non-animal rennet, with some enzymes too, I think.