Liptauer cheese is a Hungarian cheese spread that goes so well with dark bread and crackers. If you have never tried Liptauer cheese spread, this is a spicy cheese spread that makes a wonderful appetizer or even snack.
Liptauer is a unique cheese spread that can be made with a variety of cheeses, for example, it can be made with goat’s milk, sheep milk, or even cow’s milk cheese. For this recipe, we are using cream cheese, it’s easy to find, and since we are adding a lot of flavors to this cheese, I think this makes a wonderful base for this cheese. Traditionally this is served with toast, bagels, or even as a cold filling in dishes like stuffed tomatoes.
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Liptauer Cheese - A Hungarian Cheese Spread
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- 1/4 cup red onion chopped very fine
- 2 tablespoons butter softened
- 2 teaspoons Hungarian sweet paprika
- 2 teaspoons chopped capers
- 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
- 2 anchovy fillets, rinsed (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (if you omit the anchovy fillets)
- In a small bowl cream together cream cheese, butter, paprika, and anchovy fillet. Stir until the mixture is uniform. Add chopped capers, caraway seeds, and salt. This is better if you refrigerate for 4 hours or more before serving.