You can get more details on cheese making at:
Figure 8 Finished Quark Cheese
Figure 7 Quark Cheese Curds and Whey
Where to Buy Quark, Yogurt, and Bacterial Cultures
While Yogurt is available in any grocery store, Quark is hard to find. You can buy it on-line at http://www.germandeli.com/040817010014.html for less than $6 a quark, I mean quart.
You might be able to purchase a dried culture of the Quark bacteria for $50 or more from http://www.dsmz.de/dsmzhome.htm (for example, http://www.dsmz.de/species/sp200956.htm). You can incubate it and grow it at home in sterile milk.
You can also purchase “probiotics” from a health food store, and use the contents of several of the capsules to inoculate your sterile milk. A good on-line source for Sedona Labs iFlora Complete Acidophilus Formula is http://healthydigestion.net/products/iFlora.html (telephone 1-888-816-8804).
If you want to be scientific about it, you should seek a related microbiology college course, or intern at the nearest dairy farm.
Making Quark Isn’t Rocket Science
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