Thursday 7 February 2019

Cambozola Tarts

Blue cheese is one of Wee Bears favorite cheeses, he loves a couple tablespoons crumbles on his salad. He loves blue cheese on his hamburger.....he loves it! It is a cheese you love or hate! So, here comes a milder version. Cambozola has a particular mildness similar to a buttery triple creme or a brie. Cambozola is a combination of Camembert style cheese and Gorgonzola.  You sort of get half of each! You get a delicious mushroomy brie quality- it has delicious pockets of blue cheese, tiny little pockets....perfect for introducing someone to the world of "Blue".

Cambozola is a Bavarian cheese and has been around since 1900. It is marketed by a German company, which I found surprising. I would have thought it was French or Italian, considering its like a French Bloomie or Italian Gorgonzola. 

You can find it at Trader Joes and some chain grocery stores.

Cambozola Tarts
makes 36

6 ounces cambozola cheese
6 ounces drained cottage cheese
1 egg, beaten
3 T chopped parsley
6 T coarsely chopped, toasted walnuts
6 phyllo sheets
8 T melted unsalted butter
2 miniature muffin pans
Parmesan for topping

Pre heat oven to 375 F

In a bowl, combine cheeses with a fork. Add egg and parsley, and mix well. Fold in the walnuts. 

Lightly butter or use spray on muffin pans.

Place the phyllo sheets on the counter top, leaving the plastic wrap under. Cover with a tea towel.

Work very quickly to avoid the phyllo from drying out.

Remove one sheet at a time, being careful to quickly cover the remaining phyllo. Brush the sheet with the melted butter, fold in half and brush with butter again. Cut the phyllo with a very sharp knife into 3X3 squares. and fit into muffin pan. Continue this process.

Fill with a rounded teaspoon of the cheese filling. Sprinkle with Parmesan and bake for 20 minutes, or until edges are slightly brown and filling is puffy. 

Serve warm

These can be frozen. Put on a baking sheet and slide into freezer. When frozen they can be carefully put into a freezer container.

*Can use pre made shells , found in freezer section, next to Phyllo
*Could also make little triangles with phyllo, similar to tiropaka.

I put my Cambozola tarts and my Pork Piroshki on this  Salton warming tray for this holiday party.

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