Heirloom Tomato Phyllo Tart

Wisconsin Cheese Heirloom Tomato Phyllo Tart   Recipe
Active Time
45 Minutes



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


  1. Heat oven to 425°F.
  2. Line a baking pan with three sheets of paper towel. Arrange tomato slices in a single layer on towels; sprinkle with salt. Let stand for 30 minutes, flipping slices halfway through. Pat tomato slices 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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