Hungarian “Liptauer” Cheese ~ Street Cafe Treat

Celebrating Immigrants of our Nation!

For the rest of the month of February, I will be sharing recipes around the world that are loved here in the United States.

Our country was founded and developed by immigrants around the world, this is my way of sharing MY love for all.

My mother, who these recipes come from, was one who loved everyone. She would dine and entertain many walks of this earth. It did not matter who you were or where you were from, you had a soul and you were human. This is how I was raised and I proudly carry on this love for humanity.

Let’s Roll on to the Recipe:

“Liptauer Cheese”

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Liptauer Cheese, is a spread that is common in the street cafes of Budapest, and it is common in the homes of Hungarian immigrants.

It is a very unusual blend that will prove to be good for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. That is just how Hungarian’s Roll ๐Ÿ™‚

Pronunciation: Lip-Tower

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Hungarian โ€œLiptauerโ€ Cheese ~ Street Cafe Treat

Prep Time: 24 hours

Total Time: 24 hours

Yield: 6 Cups

Hungarian โ€œLiptauerโ€ Cheese ~ Street Cafe Treat


  • 3 Pounds Large-Curd Cottage Cheese, Drained in Cheese Cloth Overnight
  • 2 Pounds Cream Cheese at Room Tempature
  • 1 Cup Yellow Onion, Peeled and Diced to 1/4 Inch Pieces
  • 1 Tsp Caraway Seeds, Ground in Spice Grinder
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, Peeled and Crushed
  • 1 Tsp Dried Mustard
  • 1 Tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 3 Tbs Hungarian Paprika
  • Salt to taste


  1. Place some cheesecloth in a large colander and pour in the cottage cheese.
  2. Tie up the ends of the cloth so that you have a bag you can hang over a bowl overnight.
  3. You want to drain the whey from the cheese.!
  4. The Next Morning, mix all ingredients except the cottage cheese, paprika and salt.
  5. Mix well and then fold in the paprika and cottage cheese
  6. Do this gently, as you want the spread to have some texture
  7. Taste for salt and add if desired
  8. (Makes 6 cups)
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