Obatzter, an authentic Bavarian Cheese Specialty, or also called Obatzda or Obazda, which means squeeze or mashed, is a popular Bavarian snack together with a glass of beer and a pretzel. It’s the beer garden food of Bavaria!
Every beer garden in Bavaria serves this dish, we are now able to present to you the recipe so you can make it at home. Enjoy it with a bottle or glass of German beer. The Obatzter is a famous dish at the fall Oktoberfest but can be a great addition to your summer BBQ as well. Happy Cooking!
The recipe got known in the 1920s when host Katharina Eisenreich started to serve the snack in her “Braeustueberl” (beer pub) in Freising. Since then the recipes is a typical Bavarian specialty.
Ingredients Obatzter – Bavarian Cheese Specialty
1 ripe Camembert cheese (50% fat)
1 small onion, chopped
mild paprika powder (Hungarian Paprika)
caraway seeds to taste (don’t use too many as they have a strong flavor)
15-30 g butter
1/4 cup light beer (lager)
optional: 1 boiled egg, chopped
Cooking Instructions Obatzter – Bavarian Cheese Specialty
– Use warmed, melted butter and whisk until foamy.
– Chop cheese, onions and boiled egg very fine.
– Spice with paprika, salt, pepper to taste.
– Add caraway seeds and beer.
– Mix all ingredients thoroughly.
– Serve it warm with a German pretzel or German buns (bread) – that’s all. It’s that easy.
You can serve the onions also aside, as shown on the photo.