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Easy and quick Roquefort Tart
Roquefort: the King of Cheeses
A Roquefort tart is one of the easiest and cheapest dishes that you can make for your family. You can eat it as a starter, hot or cold with a glass of sweet white wine; or as a main dish accompanied by a green salad and a glass of full bodied red wine. It only takes 4 ingredients and a few minutes to make the tart and then only another few minutes for the tart to cook in the oven.
I am a cheese fan and Roquefort cheese is one of my favourite cheeses. I usually have Roquefort cheese on its own over a piece of freshly baked baguette, crumbled over a fresh green salad or in a sauce to accompany steaks or pasta. Other times, especially during the cold months, I have my Roquefort hot, straight out of the oven in the form of a crusty Roquefort tart. This tart is so easy to prepare and to eat that even if you were not a Roquefort cheese fan, you could not resist its overpowering scent and sharp flavour.
I am the type of person who prefers to spend as little time as possible in the kitchen so I can spend more time having fun with family and friends. This is one of my favourite recipes because it is very fast and easy to make and only requires a few basic ingredients.
My favourite Roquefort tart recipe
This is my favourite Roquefort tart recipe. You can add different ingredients to this basic recipe to make your Roquefort tart a bit different every time depending on your mood and of course, on whatever is in season at the market. Be adventurous and add walnuts, dry tomatoes and any other vegetable you might find in your kitchen. My only advice is to try adding ONLY ONE extra ingredient at a time so you can still enjoy Roquefort cheese as the main flavour.
The tarts can be eaten hot as a starter or as main dish accompanied by a green salad. You can also eat this tart cold as a snack or as finger food at a party or a picnic.
This tart is suitable for vegetarians.
ingredients for a basic Roquefort Tart
Ingredients for the Roquefort Tart basic recipe
- 1 pack of ready made puff pastry
- 250gr Roquefort cheese
- 5 eggs
- 20 cl fresh cream
French Roquefort Cheese
- Open the pack of puff pastry and unroll it on an oven proof tart dish.
- In a bowl, mix the 5 eggs with the fresh cream.
- In a separate dish mash the Roquefort cheese with a fork. When the cheese is ready, spread the Roquefort over the puff pastry. Pour over the mixture of cream and eggs.
- Remember NOT to add any salt as the Roquefort cheese is already very salty.
- Bake for about 25 minutes at 210°C.
Alternative NON-Egg Roquefort tart.
To make a non-egg Roquefort tart, whether it is for dietary reasons or simply because you don’t have eggs in your pantry, just line a baking dish with the pastry and add on top the Roquefort cheese in crumbles. Add a little cream on top and bake for about 15 minutes.
Substitutes for Roquefort Cheese
If you find difficult to find Roquefort cheese in you area, you can order it online or even substitute it for any other blue cheese like the French Bleu d'Auvergne (milder and cheaper than Roquefort), Fourme d'Ambert or others like Gorgonzola or Stilton.
What is so special about Roquefort Cheese?
The Roquefort is a blue cheese made exclusively with raw ewe’s milk and produced in the Roquefort region of the South of France. Like many other products in France and Europe Roquefort cheese is protected by legislation to conserve the quality and uniqueness of the product. Thus, since 1925 Roquefort cheese benefits from a protected designation of origin (AOC Appellation de Origin Controllé) which means that only the cheese aged in the natural Combalou caves of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon can be called Roquefort.
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Everything you always wanted to know About Roquefort cheese
- Everything you always wanted to know About Roquefort cheese
Considered a European luxury product in the United States, in France a piece of Roquefort along with a freshly baked bread is staple food for farmers! What is so special about Roquefort Cheese? The Roquefort is a blue cheese made exclusively with raw
Roquefort cheese nutritional value
|Serving size: 30gr|
|Calories from Fat||81|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 9 g||14%|
|Saturated fat 5 g||25%|
|Protein 6 g||12%|
|Cholesterol 25 mg||8%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
Why is Roquefort cheese good for you ?
- Roquefort cheese is good for you because of its high content of Vitamin A. There are 296.82 International Units of Vitamin A in each serving.
- Roquefort cheese is rich in Potassium; it has 25.8 mg per serving.
- Roquefort has a high content of free glutamate, 1280 mg of free glutamate per 100 g of cheese. Glutamate is an important neurotransmitter that plays a key role for learning and memory.
- Roquefort cheese also has anti-inflammatory properties which could help guard against cardiovascular disease.
- According to Cambridge-based biotech company Lycotec, the process involved in ripening Roquefort cheese makes it good for a healthy gut, helps slow arthritis, and can slow the signs of ageing.
- The calcium present in Roquefort cheese (as in most cheeses) helps prevent diseases like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.
- The high percentage of protein content in cheese helps you feel fuller than eating the same amount of other foods. The protein in blue cheese contributes almost to more than 10% toward the daily protein requirements for a 150-pound individual.
Do you need more reasons to tuck in some traditional Roquefort Cheese?