Recipe for making your own Mascarpone cheese using light cream and tartaric Acid. The total time includes 12 hours of draining time. This is not a substitute is a an actual recipe for making the cheese at home.
Quark is similar to sour cream. You can make your own using purchased buttermilk.
This is a French recipe for potted cheese with mixed herbs and is found in the lower Ardeche region of France. Traditionally the cheese pot is never emptied but simply added to. The locals serve the cheese with potatoes boiled in their skins peeled as they eat them. The spread is equally delicious served with a crusty French bread.
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