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Obatzda is a Bavarian cheese delicacy which is prepared by mixing two thirds of aged soft cheese, usually Camembert (Romadur or similar cheeses may be used as well) and one third of butter; sweet or hot paprika powder, salt, pepper are the traditional seasonings. An optional amount of onions, garlic, horseradish, cloves, ground cumin or caraway seeds may be used and some cream as well, the cheeses and spices being mixed together into a smooth mass. It is usually eaten spread on bread or pretzels and it is a classic example of Bavarian "Biergarten" food.

A similar Austrian/Hungarian/Slovakian recipe is called Liptauer which uses fresh curd cheese as a substitute for soft cheeses and butter, but spice mix is practically the same.

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Delicious recipe for a Bavarian beer garden classic: "Obatzda",