4 portions


10 min.


min. 1 hour


Bavarian Obatzda

Obazda is Bavarian and means “mashed together. Obazda can also be spelled Obatzda or Obatzter.

The riper the camembert|or brie, the easier it is to mash and the more intense is the aroma. Go with what you like the best.


Bavarian Cheese Spread Recipe

Bavarian Obazda

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Course: Appetizers, Spreads
Cuisine: Bavarian, German
Servings: 4
Author: Angela Schofield


  • 9 oz. camembert/brie cheese
  • 6 oz. cream cheese
  • 4 tbsp. butter (room temperature)
  • 1 small red onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp. paprika powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground caraway seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tbsp. dark beer, apple juice or milk (Optional)


  • Cut camembert/brie, cream cheese and butter into 1/2 inch cubes.
  • Chop the onion finely.
  • Place all prepped ingredients into a large bowl, add spices, and mash together with a large fork or clean hands until smooth.
  • Add beer, apple cider or milk if you prefer a smoother spread.
  • Place the mixture into ramekins or sturdy muffin liners.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight. Keeps in the fridge several days.


Serving Tip: Garnish with finely chopped red onions or chives and serve with farmer´s bread or pretzels.
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Serving Tip:

Serve with pretzels or fresh homemade Bavarian farmers bread.