Liptauer pronounced as lip-tower is a Hungarian cheese made from pasteurized cow milk. The fresh farm cheese made at Zingerman's is used as a base. This basic cheese is then embellished with fresh garlic, Hungarian paprika, capers, toasted caraway and a hint of anchovy. The hot and sweet paprika gives it a perfect balanced taste. The final product has exquisite, complex flavours which burst out with every bite.
It is best served when spread on rye breads, bagels, or used as a veggie dip or a base for spicy finger sandwiches. Since the cheese is a bit spicy, you'll want to grab a stout to complement it.
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