Hand Cheese is a German regional sour milk cheese and is a culinary speciality of Frankfurt am Main, Offenbach am Main, Darmstadt, Langen, and other parts of southern Germany. It gets its name from the traditional way of producing it: forming it with one's own hands.
It is a small, translucent, yellow cheese with a pungent aroma that some people may find unpleasant. It is sometimes square, but more often round in shape.
Often served as an appetizer or as a snack with Apfelwein (Ebbelwoi or cider), it is traditionally topped with chopped onions, locally known as "Handkäse mit Musik" (literally: hand cheese with music).