Beer Cheese Dip (Obatzda)

Beer Cheese Dip (Obatzda)

This creamy and flavorful beer cheese dip (also called Obatzda) is an authentic German dip perfect for dipping pretzels, sliced meats, and more.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, German
Keyword: appetizer recipe, beer cheese dip, cheese dip, dip
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 130kcal
Author: Kristen King
Cost: $16-$20


  • 6 oz Camembert cheese
  • 6 oz spreadable cheese wedges (like Laughing Cow)
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground caraway seeds, whole is ok if you cannot find the ground version
  • 1/4 cup German wheat beer
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely diced
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives, finely chopped, divided


  • Cut Camembert into pieces and bring to room temperature with spreadable cheese and butter. Make sure all are very soft so they will mix together smoothly.
  • Add the cheeses and butter to a mixing bowl with paprika, caraway seeds, and beer. Use a fork to mix.
  • If possible, refrigerate for a couple of hours to allow flavors to meld.
  • Before serving, fold in diced onion and 1 tbsp green chives. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with remaining chives and serve with soft pretzels, fresh bread, pita chips, sliced sausages, etc. Serve dip at room temperature.


Calories: 130kcal