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Vern's Obatzda-Style Cheese

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"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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2 h 45 m servings 95
Original recipe yields 48 servings (6 cups)


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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Bring all the refrigerated ingredients to room temperature.
  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. Roast in the preheated oven until garlic is tender, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool roasted garlic completely.
  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.


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  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 95 calories; 8 1.3 4.3 24 171 Full nutrition

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Made as written except that Camembert cheese was not available in my area. I did some research and found Brie to be the best substitute and so that is what I used. This was very different from a...

The only change I made was to omit Caraway seeds........ not my decision I might add with a nudge and a wink to other men who love to cook and create.........;) Thanks for a tasty recipe with t...

Yummy! Give it a try!