Obatzda (Cheese Spread) for #SundayFunday

Welcome to #SundayFunday! Wendy from A Day In The Life on The Farm invited fellow bloggers to kick back, relax, and share something tasty and fun each weekend. "Sunday should be a Family Funday. Please join us in sharing recipes that will help you to enjoy your Sunday." If you're a blogger interested in joining us, just visit our Facebook group and request to join - we'd love to have you!

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! 

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)

  1. 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!)
  2. 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


  1. Pretzels and beer cheese are fabulous! Two of my favorite food groups!

  2. Would love to have some beer cheese and pretzels to snack on right now.


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