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Liptauer Cheese

This great spread is served in typical Heurigen wine taverns throughout Austria's wine growing regions and is served best on pumpernickel or rye bread. Impress your guests with this traditional Austrian spread at your next party.

 © Österreich Werbung/ Lehmann H.
© Österreich Werbung/ Lehmann H.
Typical Viennese Wine Tavern in Vienna © Österreich Werbung - Bartl
Typical Viennese Wine Tavern in Vienna © Österreich Werbung - Bartl
Mayer am Pfarrplatz with musician, Vienna © AWM - Austria Wine Marketing
Mayer am Pfarrplatz with musician, Vienna © AWM - Austria Wine Marketing
 © Niederösterreich Werbung
© Niederösterreich Werbung

Makes about 1 cup (6 to 8 appetizers):

  • 8 ounces smooth farmer's cheese (at room temperature)
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon anchovy paste or finely chopped anchovies
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped capers
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika


Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir with a wooden spoon until thoroughly combined. Serve on rye or pumpernickel bread and garnish with fresh cut chives.

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