Hand Cheese is cheese that comes from Hesse and typically it is served with “music” – so raw onion sauce, which has very strong taste. The Hand Cheese Spread with Cranberries and Horseradish recipe comes from the recipe book written bei Brigit Naam “Handkäs’ Kompositionen” and is great alternative to the traditional recipe. The cranberries and horseradish go really well with strong flavoured hand cheese and give it spicy and sweet taste. I love it! In case you got some hand cheese in Hesse you can try this recipe – you will be amazed!

Hand Cheese with Horseradish and Cranberries
Hand Cheese with Horseradish and Cranberries

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And if you are interested in other Hand Cheese recipes you can also see:
Hand Cheese with Music Recipe and Hand Cheese Tatar Recipe.


Hand Cheese Spread with Cranberries and Horseradish

Course Appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 person


  • 1 hand cheese 65g
  • 45 g cream cheese
  • 20 g cranberry jam
  • 10 g horseraddish
  • slice of mixed bread for serving


  1. Chop the hand cheese in very small pieces.

  2. Combine all ingredients together in a mixing bowl.

  3. Serve with your favourite bread and a glass of wine or cider!


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