Today I show you my recipe Obatzda. The Bavarian cheese preparation Obatzter also appears in the spelling Obatzda or Obazda.
The “Angebatzter, Angedrückter, Vermischter” cheese has a long tradition in Bavaria. In Franconia the spicy cheese is called “Gerupfter” or “Angemachter”, in Switzerland “Gmanschter”.
A bit of history about the famous cheese: According to various sources, the landlady Katharina Eisenreich served the obazden for the first time in the Weihenstephaner Bräustüberl in Freising in the 1920s.
Many tourists know Obazda from the Oktoberfest. In the article I show the preparation of Bavarian Obazda according to my family recipe.
2tbspcurd cheeseQuark in Bavaria and austria named topfen
1tbspPaprika paprika spice noble sweet
80mldark beerI like to use Erdinger Weißbier
Decoration and Side Dishes
2bottlesErdinger WeißbierServed ice-cold!
Prepare Camembert and butter at room temperature about one hour before preparation.
Crush the camembert finely in a bowl with a fork.
Press the caraway seeds into the mortar so that the typical aroma can develop.
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.
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.
Serve prepared Obazda with pretzels and cold wheat beer and enjoy!
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:
Recipe Obazda or Obatzter also Obatzda - Bavarian Cheese Spread with Beer
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1129Calories from Fat 603
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 67g103%
Saturated Fat 42g210%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 17g
Total Carbohydrates 71g24%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.