Vern's Obatzda-Style Cheese
My version of an Obatzda cheese that is served with soft pretzels and washed down with good beer. I serve this at my annual Oktoberfest Party. Not a traditional obatzda, but a really tasty one!
- Serves: 6 persons
- 1head garlic
- 1teaspoon olive oil
- 16ounces Camembert cheese, rind removed and cheese cut into pieces
- 2(8 ounce) packages cream cheese
- 1(5 ounce) package grated Parmesan cheese
- 3ounces shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
- 1cup German-style beer
- ¼cup butter
- ½cup minced onion
- 2teaspoons caraway seeds
- ½teaspoon paprika
Step 1Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Bring all the refrigerated ingredients to room temperature.
Step 2Slice the top off the garlic, exposing the cloves. Place in a square of aluminum foil and drizzle olive oil over garlic. Wrap foil around garlic.
Step 3Roast in the preheated oven until garlic is tender, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool roasted garlic completely.
Step 4Combine Camembert cheese, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, Cheddar cheese, beer, and butter in a food processor; process until smooth. Add roasted garlic cloves, onion, caraway seeds, and paprika; process until smooth. The mixture may be a little on the "soupy" side but will firm up upon refrigeration; transfer to an air-tight container and refrigerate until flavors blend, at least 2 hours.