Cheese with Caraway Recipe from Romania - Delicious Sheep Cheese with Paprika and Radishes

Cheese with Caraway

Cheese with Caraway Recipe from Romania - Delicious Sheep Cheese with Paprika and Radishes
Region / culture: Romania | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Servings: 4


Cheese with Caraway
Cheese with Caraway

Cheese with Caraway is a delicious and flavorful dish that is perfect for a snack or appetizer. The combination of creamy sheep cheese with the earthy and slightly sweet flavor of caraway seeds creates a unique and tasty spread that is sure to impress your guests.


This recipe has its origins in Eastern Europe, where caraway seeds are commonly used in traditional dishes. The addition of caraway to cheese adds a depth of flavor that is both savory and aromatic.


How to prepare

  1. Sieve or grind the cheese.
  2. Combine with butter, caraway, paprika, and salt if desired.
  3. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Transfer to a plate and garnish with radishes cut into flower shapes.
  5. This paste can also be used for sandwiches.


  • Add chopped fresh herbs such as parsley or chives for added flavor.
  • Mix in a spoonful of honey for a touch of sweetness.
  • Substitute the sheep cheese with cream cheese for a milder flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to use high-quality sheep cheese for the best flavor.

- Adjust the amount of caraway and paprika to suit your taste preferences.

- Garnish with fresh radishes for a pop of color and crunch.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Cheese with Caraway as a spread on crackers or crusty bread. It also pairs well with fresh vegetables or as a filling for sandwiches.

Cooking Techniques

This recipe requires no cooking, simply mix the ingredients together and serve.

Ingredient Substitutions

If sheep cheese is not available, you can use feta or goat cheese as a substitute.

Make Ahead Tips

Cheese with Caraway can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the Cheese with Caraway with a sprinkle of paprika or a drizzle of olive oil for an elegant presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Serve Cheese with Caraway with a glass of white wine or a crisp lager beer for a perfect pairing.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. To reheat, simply bring to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Cheese with Caraway contains approximately 250 calories.


Each serving of Cheese with Caraway contains approximately 2 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Cheese with Caraway contains approximately 20 grams of fats.


Each serving of Cheese with Caraway contains approximately 10 grams of proteins.

Vitamins and minerals

Cheese with Caraway is a good source of calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin D.


This recipe contains dairy (sheep cheese) and may not be suitable for those with lactose intolerance or dairy allergies.


Cheese with Caraway is a rich and flavorful dish that is high in fats and proteins. It is best enjoyed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.


Cheese with Caraway is a simple yet delicious dish that is perfect for entertaining or as a quick and easy snack. The combination of creamy sheep cheese with the earthy flavor of caraway seeds is sure to delight your taste buds. Enjoy this flavorful spread on crackers, bread, or as a sandwich filling.

How did I get this recipe?

I can still recall the sense of amazement I felt when I first saw this recipe for Cheese with Caraway. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my dear friend Margaret in her cozy kitchen. As we chatted and sipped on tea, she suddenly pulled out a worn recipe card from a stack in her drawer.

"Have you ever tried Cheese with Caraway?" she asked, a twinkle in her eye.

I shook my head, intrigued. I had always loved cheese, but I had never heard of this particular combination before. Margaret explained that it was a traditional recipe passed down from her grandmother, who had learned it from a dear friend many years ago.

As she read through the ingredients and instructions, I couldn't help but feel a surge of excitement. The simplicity of the recipe belied its potential for deliciousness. All it required was a block of sharp cheddar cheese, some caraway seeds, and a touch of olive oil. Margaret explained that the caraway seeds added a delightful crunch and a hint of earthy flavor to the cheese, creating a perfect balance of tastes and textures.

Eager to learn more, I asked Margaret if she could show me how to make it. With a warm smile, she agreed, and we set to work in her kitchen. As she grated the cheese and mixed in the caraway seeds, I watched in awe at how effortlessly she moved around the kitchen, her hands moving with practiced precision.

I couldn't wait to try the finished product. Margaret placed a generous portion of the Cheese with Caraway on a cracker and handed it to me with a grin. As I took my first bite, I was immediately hooked. The sharpness of the cheddar cheese paired perfectly with the earthy crunch of the caraway seeds, creating a burst of flavor in my mouth that left me craving more.

From that day on, I knew that Cheese with Caraway would become a staple in my own kitchen. I made it for family gatherings, potlucks, and even just as a simple snack for myself. Each time I made it, I was transported back to that warm summer day in Margaret's kitchen, where I had first discovered the magic of this delicious recipe.

Over the years, I continued to perfect the recipe, adding my own twist here and there to make it truly my own. I experimented with different types of cheese, adjusted the amount of caraway seeds, and even tried incorporating other spices for a unique flavor profile.

But no matter how many variations I tried, the original recipe for Cheese with Caraway remained a timeless classic. It was a reminder of the power of simple ingredients and the joy that cooking can bring. And every time I made it, I couldn't help but think of Margaret and the wonderful memories we had shared in her kitchen.

As I sit here now, surrounded by my own stack of recipe cards and memories, I am grateful for the gift that Margaret gave me that day. The recipe for Cheese with Caraway may have come from her grandmother's friend, but it is now a cherished part of my own culinary repertoire, a reminder of the bonds that food can create and the joy that sharing a meal can bring. And for that, I will always be grateful.


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