World Quark Day

World Quark Day is a holiday that’s observed annually on January 19th and celebrates the mysterious dairy product known as quark. This product is also known as quarg, and it’s made by warming soured milk until the desired amount of curdling has been achieved.

It’s similar to French fromage blanc and queso fresco. It’s a versatile food product that can be used in sweet, savory, cold, or hot dishes. It can also be used instead of sour cream or cream cheese. It’s very popular in Europe and is especially popular in Germany.

The History of World Quark Day

This holiday was created in 2019 by the Queen of Quark—the creator of The Ultimate Quark Guide & Cookbook. This cookbook provides delicious recipes that help to boost a person’s health and happiness using Europe’s secret superfood: quark.

Tasty Facts About Quark

We’ve found out some tasty facts about quark that we’re now going to share with everyone interested in this holiday. Let’s take a look at them before we proceed to talk about how World Quark Day is observed.

  • Quark is mainly sold in Germany, Australia, and the United Kingdom, but U.S. varieties are beginning to be sold.
  • Quark has 150% more protein than Greek yogurt.
  • Unsweetened quark varieties are low-carb and sugar-free.
  • Quark is like creamy cottage cheese, except it doesn’t contain rennet and is salt-free.
  • Quark is also lactose-free.
  • Quark is a good source of calcium, phosphorus, and B-vitamins.

Observing World Quark Day

This holiday can be observed by eating some quark on this day. This isn’t too hard to do in many European countries, but in the U.S., it can be extremely difficult to find quark, so Americans might have to do a little bit of work to find it.

Fortunately, it can be procured off the internet. People can also use the hashtag #WorldQuarkDay on their social media accounts to spread the word about this delicious holiday.

When is it?
This year (2024)
January 19 Friday
Next year (2025)
January 19 Sunday
Last year (2023)
January 19 Thursday
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