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Obatzda Bavarian Beer Cheese Dip

  • Author: Morgan
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Units Scale
  • 10 ounces ripe Camembert cheese, rind removed and roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika, plus more to top
  • 1/4 cup German wheat beer
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • Chopped chives, to top
  • Pretzels, radishes, and/or rye bread, to serve


  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, use a fork to mash the Camembert, cream cheese, and butter together until well-combined.
  2. Mix in salt, pepper, paprika, and up to 1/4 cup of the beer, until you reach your desired consistency. The mixture should be easily spreadable but not overly wet or runny. Stir in the chopped onion.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  4. Before serving, let the Obatzda sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings if desired.
  5. Sprinkle with chives and serve at room temperature with pretzels, rye bread, and/or radishes.
  • Prep Time: 15 mins