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This Liptauer Cheese Spread is a highly-seasoned spread full of flavor and rich, cheesy goodness! For the most delicious results, make it in advance to give the flavors time to intensify, then smear it on a tender bagel or a crisp cracker. Perfect for your next gathering or a special stay-at-home evening (it’s always special when it involves starters). Or, spread it on a sandwich, dig in, and enjoy. 😉

A close up photo of creamy Liptauer cheese spread and some rye bread.

Liptauer Cheese Spread is a delightful treat that also happens to be low-carb, gluten-free, and keto-friendly.

What is Liptauer Cheese?

Liptauer is a soft, Slovakian cheese usually made from sheep’s milk, although our version of Liptauer Cheese Spread uses goat cheese. It is believed to have got its name from the provenance of Lipto, Hungary, where the sheep’s milk cheese was made. However, others claim the popular cheese spread as their own, including the Czechs, Austrians, and even Scandinavians. And who can blame them? Soft cheese spreads have a special place in our hearts and I have to say, this one, with alllll the seasonings, is pretty incredible.

What is in Liptauer Cheese Spread?

Where do I begin? We whipped this Liptauer cheese spread with butter, and, as if that’s not delicious enough, we then infuse it with big flavor from bold ingredients like capers, sardines, and paprika. YUM.

The chill time is crucial here. The cheese spread will get better if you let it sit for a few hours and let the flavors meld.

A dish of liptauer cheese spread with rye toast in the background.

What’s even more exciting is this indulgent cheese spread is simple to make at home, and works for nearly any occasion!

Here are the ingredients you will need:

  • goat cheese or sheeps milk cheese, softened
  • butter, softened
  • paprika
  • capers, drained
  • anchovy fillets, chopped or smashed into a paste
  • minced shallots
  • caraway seeds
  • salt and pepper
The ingredients used to make Liptauer cheese spread.

how to make Liptauer cheese spread

The process is simple, and you will need an electric mixer to whip it all into perfection.

To make Liptauer cheese spread, follow these easy steps (for the full recipe, including ingredient amounts, scroll to the bottom of the page):

  1. Mix the ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, beat together the softened butter and goat cheese with an electric mixer. It should be smooth and creamy. Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  2. Cover and chill: Pack the cheese spread into a serving dish and cover it with plastic wrap. Refrigerate the Liptauer cheese spread for 8 to 12 hours to let the flavors develop (don’t skip this!).
  3. Serve: When ready to serve, remove the cheese spread from the refrigerator and allow it to come to room temperature. Serve it as a spread with crackers or crostinis.
Process photos showing how to make Liptauer cheese spread.

our favorite ways to enjoy this cheese spread

Liptauer Cheese Spread makes the perfect gameday dip, party appetizer, or a flavorful addition to a savory sandwich. Serve it with fresh-cut veggies to keep things on the low-carb side, or whip up a batch of our favorite homemade crackers! (You can’t go wrong with these gluten-free artisan crackers, these ancient grains gourmet crackers, or slices of our homemade spelt sourdough bread.

A dish of Liptauer cheese spread with a spatula next to it.

Creamy, rich, and earthy, with the best spreadable, butter-like texture, Liptauer Cheese Spread is simply incredible. We know it will be an amazing addition to your next special occasion, and we hope you enjoy!

SOME OTHER RECIPES WE ARE SURE YOU WILL LOVE:

This herbed olive oil dip is perfect for serving with focaccia or crusty sourdough bread. It is fast and easy but packed with flavor.

Smoked salmon spread is always a favorite appetizer at parties and the first thing to disappear. Serve it with baguette toast or crackers.

These Greek cheese triangle pies (also called Tiropita) make great party food. We stuffed phyllo pastry with a savory cheese filling and bundled it up into bite-sized delicacies.

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A close up photo of creamy Liptauer cheese spread and some rye bread.

Liptauer Cheese Spread

Yield: Makes about 1-1/4 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This highly seasoned Slovakian cheese spread is best if you make it 8 hours in advance to give the flavors time to intensify. It is perfect for bagels and crackers but also gives sandwiches a special twist.

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces goat cheese or sheeps milk cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons capers, drained
  • 2 anchovy fillets, chopped or smashed into a paste
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine the goat cheese and butter in a mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and beat until well combined.
  3. Pack the cheese spread into a serving dish and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 8 to 12 hours to let the flavors develop.
  4. Allow the cheese spread to come to room temperature before serving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 57Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 124mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third-party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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angiesrecipes

Friday 11th of December 2020

I usually eat them with a big tablespoon :-)) SO addictive to the cheese!

Dahn Boquist

Friday 11th of December 2020

Me too, anything with cheese ;)

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