A huge hit among customers in Ann Arbor and, now, nationwide. Pronounced “Lip-tower,” this spicy spread is a long-standing Hungarian tradition. To make it, we start with the very fresh Farm Cheese we make every week at Zingerman's Creamery. It's spiked with fresh garlic, Hungarian paprika, capers, toasted caraway and just a touch of anchovy and then hand packed in glass canning jars. It’s moderately spicy and exceptionally flavorful. There’s a big burst of flavor in every bite.
In Hungary, Liptauer is often served in casinos and bars—it’s definitely the sort of stuff that goes great with good salami and beer. It's excellent on Rye Bread from our Bakehouse, on bagels or as the base for spicy finger sandwiches.
Zingerman's Food Tours is visiting Hungary in May, 2015. Join us for a behind-the-scenes insiders' journey to taste traditional foods like this.