Vern's Obatzda-Style Cheese

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!
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Bring all the refrigerated ingredients to room temperature.
  2. Step 2

    Slice 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.
  3. Step 3

    Roast in the preheated oven until garlic is tender, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool roasted garlic completely.
  4. Step 4

    Combine 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.