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Obatzda dip in a brown bowl.
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Obatzda (German Cheese Dip)

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Servings: 1.5 cups
Author: Aleksandra


  • 6 ounces (170g) Camembert ripe and soft
  • 4 ounces (115g) spreadable cheese (wedges) or cream cheese soft
  • 3 tablespoons (45g) soft butter
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 1/4 medium red onion
  • 2 tablespoons beer can be non-alcoholic
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Make sure to take the cheeses and butter out of the fridge to soften at least 1 hour before preparing the dip.
  • Grind the caraway seeds in a food processor / coffee grinder / using a mortar and pestle. Finely chop chives and onion. Rinse the onion in a sieve.
  • Cut Camembert into cubes and add to a large bowl. Add melting cheese, butter, paprika, ground caraway seeds, and cayenne. Mash the mixture with a fork (pastry cutter also works well) until just slightly chunky but mostly smooth.
  • Add chopped chives, chopped and rinsed onion, and beer. Season to taste with salt and pepper, stir until combined.
  • Enjoy!


  • You can serve this with pretzels, pretzels bites, sourdough bread, or vegetables such as radishes or red bell pepper.
  • Onion can be omitted. Instead of beer, you can also use milk.
  • If you're not planning to serve it right away, add the chives and onion just before serving (optional, but the dip tastes better if they are added just before serving).
  • Calories = whole recipe. This is only an estimate!


Calories: 1122kcal