Regional specialties from Lower SaxonyRegional specialties from Saxony-AnhaltWhat is it?

Harzer Roller, Harzer Cheese

Harzer Roller is a very low-fat speciality made from sour milk cheese. Matured with yellow or red smear cultures, it is made from cow’s milk and is thus similar to the hand cheese from Hesse. It is extremely well suited for a healthy diet, as it consists of 30% proteins and max. 10% fat in the dry matter . This yellow cheese has no rind, but is typically seasoned with caraway seeds.


By the way, the cheese owes its name Harzer Roller to its shape as small round flat pieces or as a roll-shaped stick cheese. And of course of its origin: the Harz.

This specialty is usually eaten as a topping on a dark bread. Or pickled and marinated with oil and onions like the Hessian Handkäs with music.

Traditional producer: Harzer Käserei Rusack in Harsleben

Harzer Roller Cheese Salad

Recipe Harzer roller marinated salad

A hearty bread topping 
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Course: salad
Cuisine: Saxony Anhalt
Keyword: savoury
Difficulty: Beginner
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients & Shopping list

  • 1 Harz roller rod (acid curd chees)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp herb vinegar
  • 1 oil
  • sugar
  • salt, pepper


  • Cut the cheese into cubes.
  • Prepare a marinade from the remaining ingredients and season to taste.
  • Mix the cheese with the marinade and leave to marinate for 20 minutes.

Tips & Hints

Serve the cheese mixture on a dark bread or eat the bread with it. Goes well with a beer.
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