Liptauer – Bread Spread

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Today I’ll show you my Liptauer Recipe.

I really like this cheese. Homemade cheese tastes best.

I prefer to refine this spread with crispy herbs and short fried vegetables.  

The cheese is a classic spread from Austria and resembles the Obazda from Bavaria.

All these spreads, like the potato cheese, the vegan lard and the herb quark, go well with a good snack and bring variety for dinner.

The preparation takes about 25 minutes. I wish you every success and look forward to your comments.

1. Recipe Liptauer

Wish you good luck and a lot of fun with the preparation!

Liptauer Cheese Spread

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 4
Calories 74
Total Time 35 Min.
Preparation Time 20 Min.
Cook Time 15 Min.

Simple guide to prepare spicy spread.

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Liptauer recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


250 g Quark (you can also use sheep quark)
2 pc shallots (finely dice!)
5 pinch Salt (I use Himalayan salt or Ursalz from Austria!)
5 pinch Pepper (black pepper is the best)
1 tbs Paprika noble sweet (I double the amount depending on the season, more in winter!)
1 tsp Dijon mustard
4 pinch Caraway (grounded)
2 pc Paprika pepper yellow
1 pc bell pepper red
2 twigs Rosemary
3 tbsp sun flower oil (for frying the herbs)


quark stired
Stirred curd

Prepare curd

Place the quark on a fine sieve and drain well.

Then put the quark in a bowl.

Season quark with salt, pepper, paprika, mustard and caraway, optionally add capers and anchovies.

Shallot cubes with root
Finely chopped onion cubes with the leftover root

Prepare shallot

Cut the shallots in half, peel, finely dice and add to the curd cheese.

Pluck the herbs and place them on a pile.
Prepare and pluck herbs.

Prepare herbs

Fry the rosemary needles in a pan with a little oil and place them on a paper towel.

Season the fried rosemary with salt and prepare for serving.

Diced vegetables paprika prepared for the spread with tuna.
Diced vegetables paprika in all colors on a kitchen board.

Prepare vegetables

Cut the peppers in half, remove seeds and cut into small cubes.

Brown with a little sunflower oil at high heat, then remove from the pan.

Fry the pepper cubes
Fry the pepper cubes

Supplement peppers

Drain the paprika cubes and add 3/4 of the paprika cubes to the Liptauer and mix.

liptauer recipe picture
Liptauer recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


Season the Liptauer again before serving.

Arrange the Liptauer, spread the bread slices, decorate with paprika cubes and rosemary needles and serve quickly.

2. Calories and Nutritional Values

3. Prepare Liptauer Spread Yourself

Is it worth the effort? In Austria you can buy the spicy cheese from different manufacturers in the supermarket.

Nevertheless, the homemade Cheese still tastes best!

Today I will show you an extraordinary idea with lots of vegetables.

Here, fried herbs are added to the bread as topping. 

The result is really colorful and tastes great!

To prepare Liptau bread colourful, such a spread pleases the eye!

4. Shopping List Liptauer

For homemade Austrian Cheese you need:

Bread, fresh brown bread or farmer’s bread, grain bread,
pumpernickel, baguette, toast, rye bread or home-baked bread according to your wishes.

Tip from Chef Thomas Sixt

I have prepared a wonderful wholemeal bread recipe for you elsewhere.

Serve Liptauer breads as finger food at your next party. It looks great and makes your vegetarian guests happy too.

5. Heurigen Spread, “Gypsy Spread” Particularly Tasty

Add freshly roasted peppers to the Liptov spread.

You can quickly prepare the vegetables, fry them in the pan and then serve with the cheese.

Before adding the pepper cubes to the pan, fry a few needles of rosemary.

The fragrant and crispy rosemary is a fantastic addition to this preparation!

Fried paprika cubes in the pan. You can also add zucchini cubes!

6. More Ideas

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