June Meyer's Authentic Hungarian
Liptauer Cheese Spread
Unless you were rich or were an aristocratic family you did not serve appetizers. Most families ate a Hungarian cheese called Lipto. It was made of sheep milk.
This cheese spread made with sheep's milk was often served in the gambling casinos in Hungary.
My Father often served this cheese spread along with a whole smoked Salami. He hung the Salami by a nail on a tree under which he and his friends would play Pinochle. The knife for cutting the Salami was stuck into the tree. The Liptauer Cheese made everyone thirsty. There would be a little wooden barrel of cold beer sitting in the shade. They played for pennies. But there would always be a lot of slapping down of cards and shouting. My Mother insisted they play outside because she didn't want all that cigar smoke and the incessant spitting that cigar smokers do.
Regards, June Meyer.
Add to cheese mixture and blend ingredients thoroughly
Shape into a smooth mound and make slight indentations in mound
with tines of a fork. Sprinkle with Paprika.
Garnish with chopped parsley on plate.
Let flavors mingle in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.
Goes well with beer. Serve with Pumpernickle or Rye bread.
Makes1 3/4 cups of spread.