RECIPES

Heirloom Tomato Phyllo Tart

Wisconsin Cheese Heirloom Tomato Phyllo Tart   Recipe
Active Time
45 Minutes
Servings
6

Ingredients

Cheese

Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Aged Cheddar can be used in this recipe.

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 425°F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with three sheets of paper towel. Arrange tomato slices in a single layer on towels; sprinkle with salt. Let stand for 30 minutes, flipping tomatoes halfway through. Pat tomatoes dry with towels.
  3. Combine the mayonnaise, basil, shallot and chives in a bowl. Stir in cheddar. Lightly season with salt and pepper.
  4. Line a 17 x 12-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Unroll phyllo sheets; keep covered with plastic wrap and a damp towel. Place one phyllo sheet on prepared pan. Lightly brush with butter. Layer nine additional phyllo sheets; lightly brush each sheet with butter. Fold in the sides, 3/4-inch towards the center, forming a rim.
  5. Spread cheddar mixture in the center of pastry within the edges. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until pastry is slightly puffed. Top with tomatoes. Lightly season with salt and pepper.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes longer or until pastry is light golden brown. Let stand for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with bacon and additional cheddar. Garnish with basil.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Aged cheddar is crumbly and creamy with a rich, nutty flavor that becomes increasingly sharp and complex with age. Henning's Wisconsin Cheese is known for its award-winning aged and flavored cheddars. Their Aged Cheddar cheese is aged over nine months, and their Sharp Colored Cheddar is aged over 18 months.

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