HEIMAT abroad | Sommer 2018


Obazda - Traditional German Cheese Spread
Gabi Hegan
Beschreibung: Obazda is a Bavarian classic generally eaten during the summer months in beergardens and Oktoberfest celebrations and is best enjoyed with a fresh soft bretzel or bread. It's easy to make yourself!


This Bavarian classic can easily be re-created with ingredients you can find in every US supermarket. It’s a perfect dip for your next BBQ, as an after-work snack with a cold beer or give it a try at your Oktoberfest party this year.

makes 4 servings


  • 1 lb brie cheese or 1 lb camembert cheese, coarsely chopped
  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seed
  • 1 pinch sweet paprika
  • salt / freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced Spanish onion
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced onions (for garnish)
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives


  1. Place the brie or camembert (for example Champignon Camembert) in a medium bowl.
  2. Add the cream cheese, butter, and caraway seeds.
  3. Add paprika, and salt and pepper to taste; beat well to combine.
  4. In a strainer, rinse the diced onion under cold water.
  5. Drain and transfer to a clean kitchen towel, squeezing out all the liquid.
  6. Fold the onions into the cheese mixture.
  7. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours, allowing the flavors to melt, or store, covered and refrigerated, for up to 4 days.
  8. Sprinkle with chives and garnish with red onion rings.

Best served with soft bretzels or any type of German bread and a cold beer!

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