Korözött is an easy paprika spiced cheese dip or spread made with cottage cheese and goats cheese. It’s totally addictive!
Korözött is well known throughout Hungary, and there are many versions of the recipe for it. Whilst I am not claiming this to be original recipe, it is certainly delicious! Traditionally sour cream or butter is added to make it a spreadable consistency, but I use a spoonful of plain Greek yogurt instead. Not only is the yoghurt lighter in calories but I like the tang you get from it.
Another change from many original recipes, is that I have used smoked paprika instead of paprika, as I love the added smokey element of it. If you don’t have smoked paprika, or don’t like it then use regular paprika instead. One thing I haven’t changed, and I urge you not to, is the inclusion of caraway seeds – they make this cheese spread something quite different.
What are caraway seeds?
Caraway seeds have a mild earthy aniseed flavour and are delicious in both savoury and sweet dishes. I absolutely love them, especially with feta and goats cheese!
How to eat this Hungarian Paprika Cheese Spread:
Try Korözött spread on fresh bread or hot toast (it is really delicious on toasted rye bread!), or serve it as a dip with crisp vegetables such as radishes, carrots and celery. If you intend to make it more of a dip then add a touch more plain Greek yogurt to get the correct consistency.
Make it Your Korözött:
Love onions: Add half a small finely chopped onion.
Can’t get cottage cheese: Use quark instead.
Don’t have Goats Cheese: Use feta instead.
Korözött (Hungarian Paprika Cheese)
125g cottage cheese
100g goats cheese
1 tbsp plain Greek yogurt
½ tsp Dijon mustard
½ tsp smoked paprika
½ tsp caraway seeds
Mix everything together and place, covered, in the fridge for a couple of hours.
Stir through a little more Greek yogurt if too thick.
Will keep in the fridge, covered, for a couple of days.