Quiche with Bulgarian cheese and Thyme

Before I got to know the following recipe of quiche, I never did a quiche in my life. For me quiche was spinach and ricotta! And as much as I love shortcrust pastry, spinach and cheese, this COMBO wasn’t my favorite.

Until one day my charming-sweet-smart neighbor Eliane (can’t say else coz she’s gonna be around for a long time hihihi) introduced me to her Quiche with Bulgarian cheese and Thyme. Her recipe had magical powers with immediate effect:)

There was something about this quiche that fascinated me. The addition of the fresh thyme made it fragrantly delicious. The blend of the creamy, crumbly Bulgarian Feta cheese with Mozzarella and Emmenthal made the flavor really kind of hard to describe. I couldn’t wait until I tried it. It sure earned me big smiles from my hubby and guests!!

Ever since, I make more quiches in celebrations. It’s easy, delicious and a crowd pleaser!

I stayed true to Eliane’s recipe, it takes no time to prepare and your friends will ask for the recipe! I did!

“Eliane you have all the credits on this one, and now that I mentioned your name three times can I count on you to host Kaia for a play date while am in Saint-Tropez this week?;-)


  • 1 pack of Shortcrust pastry or “Pâte brisée”
  • 200 gm Sheep Bulgarian cheese unsalted, broken into pieces (A.K.A Bulgarian feta)
  • 100 gm  grated Emmenthal cheese
  • 100 gm grated Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup fresh cream
  • 2 tbsp of sesame

Cooking Directions

Before you cook the crust as instructed here-below, compare it with the directions on the pack.

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Roll out dough on floured surface to 32cm round. Transfer to 25 diameter tart pan. Press to form double-thick sides. Pierce crust all over with fork.

2. Crumble the Bulgarian cheese on the crust. Put fresh ground pepper and salt.
3. Arrange the fresh thyme over the white cheese, followed by the Emmenthal cheese and Mozzarella.
4. Pour the cream and sprinkle with sesame.
5. Place tart pan on oven rack.
6. Bake quiche until crust is golden about 30 minutes. Transfer quiche to rack; cool 10 minutes.