This deep dish Blue Cheese Tart is made with a soft creamy blue and lots of Quince past. I can tell you now that people go wild for this combination. So you should probably make it
What type of Cheese to use for a creamy Blue Cheese Tart
This creamy Blue Cheese Tart with Quince and walnuts is a real beauty. The cheese I’ve used is a very creamy style blue and it is usually a favourite with lots of people, even the blue cheese hating ones. The cheese I used was a Blue D’Affinois. This is a triple cream with hints of blue. I suspect you could probably make this with a creamy Costello blue or a Shades of Blue from Tarargo Cheese Co.in Gippsland Victoria. Or see substitutes in the recipe.
Cooking your Blue Cheese Tart
It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a square tin, but I just love this shape for a savoury tart. You can see it is quite deep so if you used a tart tin that was larger in diameter you could make this in that too. Just remember the cooking time will be shorter because it won’t be as deep. You need to use the tips of your fingers to lightly press the centre and it needs to have a lot of wobble and give. Or, you could just give the tart a little shake and take it out when just set.
This above is a Bleu d’Affiniois. Extremely creamy with pin pricks of blue. If you can actually resist eating it then make this tart. This is the way I love to serve a cheese course and it isn’t usually what people expect at all, yet it brings out the character of the cheese. The crunchy base takes the place of biscuits and crackers and each mouthful is loaded up with quince and walnuts all ready!
- 300 gm plain flour
- 150 gm butter
- 1 Egg beaten
- 100 ml water cold
- 300 gm d'Affinios Bleu another creamy soft blue cheese
- 2 whole egg yolks (70 gm).
- 2 whole large eggs 70 gmlarge
- 300 ml thickened cream high butterfat pouring cream
- 150 gm walnuts gm toasted
- 150 gm Quince paste or Marmalade
- 1 pinch salt
You can even mix cream cheese with a stronger blue to make this tart as well. If your blue is quite strong mix it half and half with the cream cheese and mix well together
Try this blue cheese recipe too. Raviolo Blue Cheese sage and Pancetta.