Obatzda (Cheese Spread) for #SundayFunday
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Today, Stacy invited us: "Traditional or adapted, share your favorite Oktoberfest inspired recipes."
I was browsing through German recipes and stumbled across this one and knew this was the dish I needed to make and taste. I've never had it before, but I LOVE me some pretzels and beer cheese, and figured this would be reminiscent of that. It's a wonderfully savory cheesy dip / spread that you could use a multitude of ways. I guarantee you at least some of this is finding it's way into a grilled cheese!
Dip hunks of pretzel, smear on a sandwich, use cracker, veggies, etc. It's delicious and you can easily change up the flavor dependent on which beer you use and how much of the seasonings. Raw onion is apparently a common ingredient added, or served on top - but I am not a fan so left that out!
See all of our German dishes for the day!
- Bauernfrühstück (German Farmer’s Breakfast) from Sneha's Recipe
- Bavarian Cheese Spread from Food Lust People Love
- Beer Braised Steak from Palatable Pastime
- Beer Brats on Pretzel Rolls from Amy's Cooking Adventures
- Grupfter from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Obatzda (Cheese Spread) from Making Miracles
- Oktoberfest Breakfast Casserole from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Sourdough Soft Pretzels from Karen's Kitchen Stories
Obatzda (Cheese Spread)
6-oz cream cheese (cut in chunks)
7-oz Camembert Cheese (or similar cheese) (cut in chunks)
1/3 cup butter, room temperature (cut in chunks)
4 TBS wheat beer
1/2 tsp caraway, ground
1 1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup chives, finely chopped (optional, to serve)
- Combine all ingredients (except chives) in a food processor and pulse until mixture mostly comes together. Process on high briefly if needed to fully blend ingredients (but don't over process, it should have a little texture to it!)
- Scoop into a bowl or tupperware and cover. Allow to refrigerate at least 3 hours before serving. Sprinkle with chives to serve (if desired).
Recipe adapted from Plated Cravings