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  • Made from cow's milk

  • Country of origin: Germany

  • Type: firm

  • Texture: crumbly

  • Colour: pale white

  • Flavour: tangy

  • Aroma: strong

Harzer cheese is a type of German cheese that originates from the Harz mountain region. It is a sour milk cheese made from low-fat curd or buttermilk and has a strong, tangy flavour. The cheese is typically formed into small, round shapes and allowed to mature for several weeks. After ageing the cheese develops a distinctive aroma and crumbly and firm texture.  The colour of the cheese can vary, but it is often pale to white.

Harzer cheese can be eaten with bread, onions, and caraway seeds. It is a popular snack in Germany and is known for its unique taste. There are different varieties of Harzer cheese, including Brotzeit Harzer, which is a type often served with bread, and Harzer Roller, which is formed into a cylindrical shape.

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