Liptauer Cheese – A Hungarian Cheese Spread

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 cheese spread

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.

Liptauer Cheese

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Liptauer Cheese - A Hungarian Cheese Spread

Liptauer is a Hungarian inspired cheese spread. 
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Hungarian
Keyword: Cheese Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 101kcal


  • 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.


Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 570IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

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