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Obazda or Obatzter, also named as Obatzda – Bavarian Cheese Spread and German Beer Cheese

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Today we dedicate ourselves to the Bavarian cheese preparation Obatzter, which is also called Obatzda or Obazda and can be found under different spellings. “The “Angebatzter, Angedrückter, Vermischter” cheese has a long tradition in Bavaria. In Franconia the spicy cheese is called “Gerupfter” or “Angemachter”. According to various sources, the landlady Katharina Eisenreich served the obazden for the first time in the Weihenstephaner Bräustüberl in Freising in the 1920s. The hearty cheese preparation is called “Gmanschter” in Switzerland and is generally served as a snack or as a cheese course in a menu with pretzels. Many tourists know Obazda from the Oktoberfest. In the article I show the preparation of Bavarian Obazda according to my family recipe. You can jump directly to the recipe…

1. How to make Bavarian Obazda

In the following I show step by step the preparation of the Bavarian Obatzta:

The ingredients for the obazden prepared on a board...

The ingredients for Obazda: camembert, onion, paprika, caraway seeds, butter, curd cheese, salt and pepper, dark beer.

Camembert for Obatzter with fork small press

Place the camembert in a bowl and press it small with a fork.

caraway for obazter work in mortar

Pour the caraway into the mortar and crush it a little, so the caraway develops the right aroma for the typical Obazden taste!

Put the ingredients for Obazder in the bowl.

Add caraway, paprika, butter, curd cheese, diced onion, salt and pepper to the crushed camembert.

Beer is an important ingredient in Obazden

Add the beer, Obazder tastes only original with Bavarian dark beer, I like to use Erdinger wheat beer.

Obatzter in the bowl while stirring or mangling

Mix the ingredients in the bowl with your hands or a mixer to a creamy cheese mixture.

Serve Obatzter cheese on the plate...

Dip two tablespoons in warm water and form even cheese dumplings. Arrange the creamy cheese dumplings on plates and decorate with chives.

2. Recipe Obazda or Obatzter, also called Obatzda

Following my family recipe from Bavaria with exact ingredients.

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Recipe Obazda or Obatzter also Obatzda - Bavarian Cheese Spread with Beer
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Recipe for Obazda or Obatzter, also Obatzda written by the Bavarian chef Thomas Sixt. Step by step instructions with many photos.
Servings Prep Time
2 Persons 15 Minutes
Cook Time
5 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 Persons 15 Minutes
Cook Time
5 Minutes
obazda-obatztda-rezept-bild
Recipe Obazda or Obatzter also Obatzda - Bavarian Cheese Spread with Beer
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
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Rate this recipe!
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Recipe for Obazda or Obatzter, also Obatzda written by the Bavarian chef Thomas Sixt. Step by step instructions with many photos.
Servings Prep Time
2 Persons 15 Minutes
Cook Time
5 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 Persons 15 Minutes
Cook Time
5 Minutes
Ingredients
Obazda or Obatzter also Obatzda
  • 250 g Camembert
  • 80 g Butter
  • 1 pc shallot
  • 2 tbsp curd cheese Quark in Bavaria and austria named topfen
  • 1 tbsp Paprika paprika spice noble sweet
  • 1 tsp caraway seed
  • 80 ml dark beer I like to use Erdinger Weißbier
  • some salt
  • some pepper
Decoration and Side Dishes
  • 1 bunch chives
  • 1 bunch radish
  • 2 pc pretzels
  • 2 bottles Erdinger Weißbier Served ice-cold!
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Instructions
  1. Prepare Camembert and butter at room temperature about one hour before preparation.
  2. Crush the camembert finely in a bowl with a fork.
  3. Press the caraway seeds into the mortar so that the typical aroma can develop.
  4. Add the prepared caraway seeds, finely diced shallot, paprika, butter, curd cheese, salt and pepper to the finely pressed camembert, pour in the beer and mix the cheese mixture well by hand or with a mixer.
  5. Cut out the creamy cheese preparation with two tablespoons of dumplings and arrange on the plate. Decorate with finely chopped chives and add the quartered, lightly salted radishes. Decorate the edge of the plate with a little pepper.
  6. Serve prepared Obazda with pretzels and cold wheat beer and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

3. Further Information to the Cheese Preparation Obatzter

Obazda used to be made from cheese leftovers, you can add different kinds of cheese to your Obatzten and adjust the taste with paprika and caraway seeds. Beer is the most important ingredient for me. The Bavarian beer gives the Obatzten in combination with caraway, paprika and onion the original aroma.

4. Calories Obazda, Obatzta, Obatzda

Below is an overview of the nutritional value:

Nutrition Facts
Recipe Obazda or Obatzter also Obatzda - Bavarian Cheese Spread with Beer
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1129 Calories from Fat 603
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 67g 103%
Saturated Fat 42g 210%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 17g
Cholesterol 183mg 61%
Sodium 1982mg 83%
Potassium 482mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 71g 24%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 51%
Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 55%
Iron 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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