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.
- 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  Caraway, paprika
- Pouch  Cayenne pepper
- 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
Mash Brie or Camembert cheese with a fork.
Mix with butter, cream cheese, and chopped onions.
Season to taste with Obatzda  and  spices, salt, and pepper.
Add 4 tbsp beer and mix until it becomes a smooth cream.
Let rest for 30-60 minutes.
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.
Alternative: Grill or bake the stuffed chicken.