Cheese Borek Recipe

Cheese Borek is a delicious Turkish appetizer, made of cheese and eggs. Learn how to make/prepare Cheese Borek by following this easy recipe.
Cheese Borek Recipe
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Non Veg.
  • 1 Egg (lightly beaten)
  • 1 bunch fresh Parsley (minced)
  • 2 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 3/4 tsp Red Pepper (crushed)
  • 6 ounces smoked Gouda Cheese (shredded)
  • 6 ounces Emmentaler Cheese (finely shredded)
  • 12 sheets Phyllo Dough
  • 1½ cups unsalted Butter (melted)
How to make Cheese Borek:
  • Mix egg, parsley, garlic and crushed red pepper in a medium bowl. Mix in Gouda and emmentaler.
  • Place phyllo dough on a flat surface, one sheet at a time. Brush each sheet with about 1 tbsp butter. Cut each sheet lengthwise, into 4 strips.
  • Place a rounded tsp of egg mixture at one end of each strip. Fold the corner of the strip over each filling, to make a triangular fold.
  • Make stuffed triangles with all the strips, following the same process.
  • Preheat the oven to a temperature of 350 degrees F.
  • Arrange the stuffed triangles on a buttered baking sheet, in a single layer.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • Serve warm.