This savory cheese spread is a favorite in Hungary. Almost every household has a special way of making it but the essential ingredients usually include “bryndza” (a type of sheep’s milk cheese), butter, paprika and herbs.
It’s best to prepare körözött the day before to allow the flavors to settle.
1/2 pound (236 grams) bryndza or soft farmers cheese
1/4 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter
1 tsp sweet Hungarian paprika
1/2 tsp prepared mustard
1/2 tsp crushed caraway seeds
chopped chives or parsley for garish
Mix together all ingredients. Let stand for several hours, or preferably overnight.
Serve as a dip or spread, with slices of rye bread or crackers.
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