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The Austrian Liptauer is made of thick Cottage Cheese. In Austria it's known as Topfen, in Germany as Quark.

Total Time: 5 minutes minutes

Prep Time: 5 minutes minutes

4 servings

5 from 7 votes

RECIPE

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The Austrian Liptauer Recipe is a flavorful cheese spread enriched awith Paprika and similar spices and ingredients.

If you like cream cheese varieties spread over your bread, you might enjoy my spicy cream cheese spread.

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📕 What is Liptauer?

Liptauer is a well seasoned and spiced cottage cheese spread.

This particular spicy spread is traditionally made with sheep's milk cheese, also known as bryndza.

Liptauer originated in the region of Liptov in Slovakia, which used to be part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire before the fall in 1918.

The spread was popular at that time among the royal circle and was served with a caviar topping at court and in noble restaurants in Vienna.

Nowadays, the cheese spread is served as a snack in most homes in Austria, Slovenia, and surrounding countries.

In Hungary the Liptauer is served as an appetizer known as körözött.

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🇦🇹 Origins

My family and I had taken a short vacation to east Austria with the aim of discovering and learning more about our culture.

East Austria is known for its White Wine and Viticultural areas in the whole world.

The local inns are run by so-called Weinbauer, known in English as winegrowers.

If you ever get to travel to east Austrian regions such as Styria, try to frequent a Buschenschank Inn (also called Heuriger, just like the drink!).

Buschenschanken serves up local delicacies such as wine, cheese, cold cuts, and also the Liptauer spread.

Homemade bread is rather common as well so the best way to taste the cheese spread is in Styria in a Buschenschanken OR you can recreate the same setting at home.

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🍴 Serving

Serve up the Liptauer cheese spread as part of your cheese and charcuterie board.

I love to serve a white wine but a red wine of your choice will bring out the flavors of your cheese spread too.

Spread some of it into your sandwich bread with other cold cuts.

The Liptauer makes a great snack time savory treat and it's a common school break time snack with black bread for kids in Austria.

Or turn it into a Liptauer cheese dip by serving up salted sticks or a pretzel with it, inspired by the Bavarian Obatzda cheese dip.

You can garnish the cheese spread with caraway seeds or chopped garden cress.

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If you are planning to travel the wonderful Austrian plains, then you might need this food English/German/Austrian German translation, and you might appreciate a general Austrian German translation to common travel terms.

Dear Reader, Have you tried the Liptauer?

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Austrian Liptauer Recipe

The Austrian Liptauer is made of thick Cottage Cheese. In Austria it's known as Topfen, in Germany as Quark.

5 from 7 votes

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Course: Snack

Cuisine: Austrian

Prep Time: 5 minutes minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes minutes

Servings: 4 servings

Calories: 80kcal

Recipe by: Helene Dsouza

Ingredients

For the spread:

to Garnish:

  • Bell Pepper sliced or diced small
  • Pickles chopped
  • Capers optional
  • Pink Radish slices

US - Metric

Instructions

  • Grab a bowl and add the soft butter together with the quark and mix well. See that no bits are left and the mixture is smooth.

  • Clean, rinse the Onion and Garlic and chop fine, add them to the quark/butter mix.

  • Throw in the rest of the spices and salt to the combination and mix it well.

  • Garnish with red capsicum, pickled cucumbers and capers.

Notes

  1. Use a cottage cheese rich in fats for the best results, avoid low-fat cottage cheese! If you can get cottage cheese from a farmer's market, that would be the best option. If you can get 20% fat fresh cottage cheese, such as the Slovakian bryndza sheep cheese, that would be the most suitable choice. Of course these are hard to get by, so 4% to 6% cottage cheese will have to do.
  2. You can also use Mascarpone or other flavorless plain cream cheese variations.
  3. In Eastern Europe sheep cream cheese is still very common, and it lends the Liptauer a certain special flavor.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Austrian Liptauer Recipe

Amount Per Serving

Calories 80Calories from Fat 63

% Daily Value*

Fat 7g11%

Saturated Fat 4g20%

Cholesterol 19mg6%

Sodium 301mg13%

Potassium 43mg1%

Carbohydrates 2g1%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 1g1%

Protein 3g6%

Vitamin A 580IU12%

Vitamin C 0.2mg0%

Calcium 21mg2%

Iron 0.2mg1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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