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A bowl of German Bavarian Obatzda cheese dip in the center front and two plates with large lye pretzels in the rear. On a blue tablecloth.

Obatzda Cheese Dip

  • Author: Nina-Kristin Isensee
  • Total Time: 15 minutes


Need a tasty dip for gameday, movie night, or just for snacking? Try Obatzda! It’s a Bavarian cheese dip that’s perfect for dipping and as a sauce. Serve this tasty German fare with everything from leftovers that need a little sprucing up to an authentic Oktoberfest meal.


  • 1 onion
  • 6.5 ounces mild Camembert
  • 2/3 cup cream cheese
  • 3 Tablespoons butter (softened)
  • salt & pepper (to taste)
  • paprika (to taste)
  • handful chopped chives ((optional))


  1. Peel the onion and finely mince it.
  2. Mash the Camembert with a fork or your hand, and mix with the cream cheese, butter, and onion in a small bowl. Stir to combine.
  3. Season with salt, pepper, and paprika to taste. Refrigerate to infuse the flavors for approximately half an hour before serving.
  4. Season once more and garnish with the chives.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Dips
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: German

Keywords: German Food, Bavarian, Cheese Dip, Oktoberfest