Delicious recipe for a Bavarian beer garden classic: "Obatzda"

Ingredients: (serves 4) 

  • 500g ripe Camembert 
  • 40g soft butter 
  • 200g cream cheese 
  • 80g finely chopped onions
  • Salt, pepper 
  • Paprika, caraway 
  • 2 desert spoons of chopped chives 
  • 60g finely sliced onion rings 
  • 6-8 desert spoons of beer to taste


Mash the Camembert with a fork and add the butter, cream cheese and onions. Season with salt, pepper, paprika and caraway to taste. Add beer gradually and stir.

Spoon a portion of Obatzda onto each plate and garnish with onion rings, chives and caraway. Serve preferably with rye bread, wholemeal bread and radishes. Obatzda is available to purchase ready-made for those in a hurry.

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Bavarian cheese with onions (Obatzda) © Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Landwirtschaft und Forsten