Liptauer Cheese

Originally a Hungarian dish {named after the province of Liptau in Northern Hungary), Liptauer (lip-tow’r) Cheese is noio mostly associated with Germany and Austria. It is a piquant, savoury cheese spread, good for serving on crackers at parlies or just for a quick snack.

Liptauer Cheese will keep for

2 to

3 days, covered, in the refrigerator.

8 oz. unsalted butter, softened

8 oz. cream cheese

½ teaspoon caraway seeds

1 teaspoon paprika

1 tablespoon chopped capers

1 anchovy fillet, finely chopped

1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

1 teaspoon prepared German mustard

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter with a wooden spoon until it is soft and fluffy.

Using the wooden spoon, rub the cheese through a strainer into the mixing bowl.

Beat the cheese and butter together until they are well blended.

Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Place the cheese in a serving dish and chill in the refrigerator for at least

2 hours before serving.

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