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!


Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Ingredient Checklist

Time Details

    PREP : 10 mins

    COOK : 35 mins

    TOTAL : 2 hrs

    SERVING : 48

    YIELD : 6 cups

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Bring all the refrigerated ingredients to room temperature.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

Per Serving: 95 calories; protein 4.3g; carbohydrates 1.3g; fat 8g; cholesterol 24mg; sodium 170.5mg.