Pfaelzer Spundkaes

Pfälzer Spundekäs
Originally from Mainz, this combination of cream cheese, quark and sour cream is a very typical spread in Rheinhessen and Rheingau.
Course Appetizers, Side Dish
Cuisine North Rhine Westphalia, Rhineland Palantinate
Region North Rhein Westphalia, Rhineland Palatinate


  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 ounces Quark cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (100 ml)
  • 1/2 onion
  • garlic
  • pepper
  • salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika


  • Mix the cream cheese, quark and sour cream together in a bowl and beat until creamy. Dice the onions finely and add to the mixture. Season with pressed garlic, paprika, salt and pepper and allow to sit for 3 hours in a refrigerator.
  • Serve with potatoes boiled in their skins (Pellkartoffel) and radishes. Spundekäs also tastes great served with fresh bread or salted pretzels.