Bavarian Oabatzda

Bavarian Obatzda

200 years ago, the beer garden started as an extension of a brewery, where the brewery could sell beer directly to the consumer instead of delivering it to pubs. Last century, a Bavarian brewery owner created Obatzda to make use of overripe Camembert cheese. Today, Obatzda is a popular Bavarian beer garden dish that is served with pretzels and beer. You can also shake up your mac and cheese with this new taste.
hands-on time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine German
Servings 3


  • 8 oz ripe Brie or Camembert cheese
  • 4 oz whipped cream cheese with chives
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp soft butter
  • 1 beer blonde or your favorite
  • salt & pepper

Obatzda Culinary Spice Kit

  • Pouch [1] Caraway, paprika
  • Pouch [2] Cayenne pepper

Suggested Sides

  • 1 jar German pickles or sauerkraut
  • 3-6 pretzels or slices of rye bread


  • 1/4 cup chives for garnish

For Obatzda ‘Mac & Cheese’

  • 8 oz elbow macaroni cooked
  • 1/2 cup cream

For Obatzda Stuffed Chicken

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • tooth picks
  • oil


Obatzda cream

  • Mash Brie or Camembert cheese with a fork.
  • Mix with butter, cream cheese, and chopped onions.
  • Season to taste with Obatzda [1] and [2] spices, salt, and pepper.
  • Add 4 tbsp beer and mix until it becomes a smooth cream.
  • Let rest for 30-60 minutes.


  • Serve with pickles or sauerkraut and pretzels or German style rye bread.

Variation: Obatzda ‘Mac & Cheese’

  • In a PAN, heat cream and stir in Obatzda cream.
  • Mix until it becomes a smooth sauce.
  • Add macaroni and mix well.

Variation: Obatzda Stuffed Chicken

  • Cut a horizontal slit into the chicken breast to form a pocket.
  • Fill with Obatzda cream. Close with tooth picks.
  • In a PAN, heat oil and fry chicken on medium until cooked through and browned.
    Chicken stuffed with obatzda cream
  • Alternative: Grill or bake the stuffed chicken.
  • Enjoy!
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