Weisslacker Cheese Spread (Obatzta Vom Weisslacker)

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7ounceweisslacker, limburger or liederkranz cheese (room temperature)
3tablespoonunsalted butter (room temperature)
3tablespoonheavy cream
2tablespoonscallion (white part only, finely chopped)
2tablespoonfresh chives (finely chopped)
1teaspooncaraway seeds
1⁄4teaspoonpaprika (or to taste)
1tablespoonfresh parsley (finely chopped)
1 small onion (thinly sliced)


Crumble cheese on a large plate with fork. Cut butter into 1/2 inch pieces and scatter over cheese; sprinkle mixture with heavy cream. Work butter and cream into cheese with back of fork until thoroughly blended. Thoroughly blend in scallion, chives, caraway seeds and paprika.

Mound mixture on serving plate, smoothing sides. If not planning to serve immediately, refrigerate, covered. At serving time, garnish with parsley and onion rings; serve with thinly sliced rye bread.


Weisslacker is a cheese with an odor many times more intense than Limburger.

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