RENNET Animal Rennet
INGREDIENTS Pasteurized Cow's Milk, Garlic, Capers, Hot & Sweet Farmstead Paprika, Caraway, Anchovies
Every once in a while we taste something so unique and so remarkably flavorful that we just have to make some for ourselves, and we couldn’t be happier or more excited to offer up this taste of Hungarian tradition. To make Liptauer (pronounced "Lip-tower") we start with a base of our Cream Cheese, spice it up with fresh garlic, capers, toasted caraway and just a touch of anchovy. The most important feature of this cheese spread, however, is the paprika. We’ve been lucky enough to work with the Hodi family in Hungary, whose farmstead hot and sweet paprika takes this cheese to a whole new level. We use quite a bit more sweet than hot, giving our Liptauer a perfect balance of savory and spice. This spread is exceptionally complex, with a big burst of robust, unique flavor in every bite.
Liptauer is great on rye bread from Zingerman's Bakehouse, on bagels, used as veggie dip or hors d'oeuvre, or as the base for spicy finger sandwiches. Since the cheese is quite powerful, you'll want to grab a stout or a heavy-duty IPA to complement it.