Roasted Tomato and Leek Quiche

This post is sponsored by Nuffnang and Frico Landkaas Cheese.

Frico Landkaas Cheese

Frico Landkaas Cheese

I meet with Tiago, my personal trainer, once a week.  He’s not just interested in sculpting me, he’s also obsessed with my diet.

Roasted Tomato and Leek Quiche

Roasted Tomato and Leek Quiche

When I met with him last Friday he asked, ‘What did you have for dinner last night?’

I said, ‘Champagne’.

A holy cheese

A holy cheese

And he looked at me like he had misheard me, (because sometimes there’s a language barrier because English isn’t his first language), and so I repeated myself more loudly and said, ‘Champagne.  Oh and a box of popcorn as well’.

A great snack

A great snack

I saw a look on his face that was like, ‘I wonder why I bother’.

Grates easily

Grates easily

In my defence, it wasn’t my fault.  I’d been to an advanced screening of a film and there was champagne before the screening, popcorn during the screening, and of course, I stayed after the screening for a repeat of the champagne service.  I could have switched to coffee martinis but I didn’t; I don’t mix my drinks.

Pour the leek mixture into the quiche dish

Pour the leek mixture into the quiche dish

Anyway, then Tiago said, ‘You need calcium; do you eat cheese?’

Pour the custard over the leek mixture

Pour the custard over the leek mixture

And I said, ‘Yes, I love cheese and in fact, I have a fridge full of it’.  And that’s because I was sent a cheese pack by Frico, a company from the Netherlands.  Cheeses from Frico are made from milk from Friesian cows (the black and white cows), and contain no additives or preservatives.

Sprinkle with chopped chives

Sprinkle with chopped chives

The cheese I was asked to sample is called Frico Landkaas and the cheese is a Swiss-styled, holy semi-hard cheese that is quite like Jarlsberg.  If you like Jarlsberg, you’ll love Frico Landkaas.  The cheese is available at Woolworths stores and costs around $35/kilo and is sold in 280g packets.

Just out of the oven

Just out of the oven

Remembering the instructions from my personal trainer, I came home from the gym and had the Frico Landkaas cheese on salted crackers for lunch – without any champagne.  Moving on from a lunch of just cheese and crackers, this creamy and Swiss-styled cheese would be lovely in a sandwich with a variety of fillings like ham and tomatoes.

A mixture of tomatoes works well

A mixture of tomatoes works well

And let’s not forget about pre or post dinner snacks.  Being a semi-hard cheese, it’s the type of cheese that should always be included on a cheese and fruit platter.

Roasted tomatoes

Roasted tomatoes

Above and beyond being eaten in a sandwich or included on a cheese platter, Frico Landkaas cheese is a cheese that’s wonderful to cook with.  It grates quickly and easily, and is a very creamy cheese with mild flavours and a lovely savoury finish.  I used it to make a roasted tomato and leek quiche.

Roasted tomato and leek quiche

Roasted tomato and leek quiche

This quiche is vegetarian and would work well for a lunch with the girls or a casual mid-week meal.  I made the quiche during the day then after returning home from Alfie’s swim squads at 7pm, gently re-heated it in the oven and served it with a green salad.  As soon as the little guy saw his dinner he said, ‘Oh yum’.  He’s a delight!

Roasted Tomato and Leek Quiche

Roasted Tomato and Leek Quiche

Look out for Frico Landkaas cheese in Woolworths supermarkets and if you’re after some inspiration as to how best to use the cheese, there are plenty of recipes on the Frico Landkaas website.

Good for lunch

Good for lunch

5.0 from 8 reviews
Roasted Tomato and Leek Quiche
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Recipe type: Quiche
Cuisine: French with an Aussie twist
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Serves: 6
 
A vegetarian quiche made with roasted tomatoes, leeks and Frico Landkaas Swiss-styled cheese.
Ingredients
  • 30g butter + 60g butter
  • 5 sheets filo pastry
  • 2 leeks sliced and rinsed well
  • 4 shallots, sliced
  • 4 eggs
  • 300m pouring cream
  • 1 cup Frico Landkaas cheese, grated
  • 1 bunch chives, chopped with 1 tbs put aside
  • 500g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs vino cotto
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C (375F).
  2. Melt 30g butter then grease a 28cm (11 inch) quiche dish. Brush filo pastry sheets with butter, fold in halve then line the quiche dish.
  3. Melt 60g butter in a large saucepan. Add leeks and cook until tender. Add shallots and cook until softened. Add chives. Pour into quiche dish.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk eggs. Add cream and cheese and stir to combine. Season. Pour over leek mixture.
  5. Place quiche in oven for 30 minutes or until just set.
  6. Remove from oven and set aside.
  7. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place tomatoes on baking paper. Pour over olive oil then vino cotto.
  8. Place tomatoes in oven for 15 minutes or until cooked.
  9. Remove from oven then spoon over the top of the quiche. Sprinkle with extra chives.
  10. Slice quiche then serve with a green salad and some crusty bread if desired.
Made with Frico Landkaas cheese

Made with Frico Landkaas cheese

A touch of Holland

A touch of Holland

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Comments

  1. Champagne and popcorn for dinner – how that makes me smile. 🙂

  2. You tell that Tiago Charlie. What’s wrong with champagne for dinner anyway?. BTW the little guy was right. it does look like a very nice tart..

  3. We adore Jarlsberg cheese so this one would be a no brainer. I’ll definitely keep my eyes open for this brand in the future as I do see that they are in Canada. It’s lively to have such a versatile cheese in the fridge, one that can go from a snack to a fancy recipe like your quiche in an instant.

  4. It sounds like champagne and popcorn are inspirational to creative cooking. You should repeat the experience … for your health. One of these days I’m going to make crackers from scratch and enjoy them with some Swiss cheese, and maybe a glass of bubbly. 🙂

  5. I’m glad to see that you are a responsible drinker and don’t mix your drinks. 😉
    I’ll be interested to see what your trainer sculpts you into. Actually, I look like I’ve been sculpted too – but by Botticelli, rather than any gym instructor, much to my trainer’s dismay.

  6. Sigh, cheese is a good thing. You look so fit and healthy, your trainer needs to cut you some slack. : )

  7. Champagne and popcorn. What a meal. I love your humor and your honesty.

  8. your tart looks lovely charlie. well you know i don’t like tomatoes so much but it still looks cute. at least your trainer doesn’t mind you eating cheese:) and life’s not worth living without champagne.!

  9. Popcorn and champagne? Nothing wrong with that diet at all 🙂 Although quiche and champagne sounds quite nice too. I love a nice quiche and this one looks particularly nice with the roasted tomatoes on top.

  10. Sweet Posy Dreams says:

    You know what would go well with that tart? 😉 We just fire roasted some tomatoes this weekend for a fresh salsa to go with carnitas. I love the look of this tart. I’ve been looking for a leek pie recipe for years, ever since a neighbor make one years ago and I didn’t get the recipe.

  11. Champagne and popcorn, how delightfully decadent. Sounds like a fab evening. Your quiche looks wonderful, I bet it was delicious. GG

  12. I love the idea of the roasted tomatoes on top of that quiche. I’m stealing that idea.

    I’ve never heard of Frico whatsis but I’m going to look for it. We love cheese too. Both of us to eat and only me to cook with.

  13. I am very partial to jarlsberg, and a good cheesy tart and love how enthusiastic alfie was – bless!

  14. your PT would have issue with me: popcorn and champagne is a usual Thursday night dinner for me 🙂 A fridge full of cheese is my idea of heaven. This quiche looks like perfection on a plate.

  15. I like that layer of leeks on the bottom-that’s one of my favourite ingredients. And I’ve learned to tell my trainer what I eat and that if she is horrified then I know I’m having a good time.

  16. I have a girls lunch (kids playdate) coming up soon. You have saved the day Charlie. This will be perfect!!!! I love tomatoes and leeks and combined with cheese in a quiche – it’s perfection. I think I’ll serve the Champagne too. 😉

  17. LOL, I actually ate popcorn for dinner last night, too! But, in my defense, we had a beef roast at noon before Nick headed back to school. I was full! But if your quiche was sitting around, I definitely would have had a big slice. I love that Alfie was so enthusiastic—what a gem 🙂

  18. Champagne and popcorn sounds like a perfectly respectable dinner I’d say 🙂

  19. What a gorgeous quiche! And a trainer who is telling you to eat more cheese? Heavenly! How nice to have a child who isn’t picky!

  20. The quiche looks amazing! I want someone to tell me to eat more cheese 🙂

  21. This is a real yum to me too.. we love cheese here. My family eats a lot of different kinds of cheese and this one looks just perfect for us.

  22. Gorgeous dish–and of course, a very funny story to go with it. Ah, Charlie…you do make me smile!

  23. Hi Charlie, your posts are always so fun to read, never know what I will see here. The quiche looks wonderful!

  24. I love the way you just set the roasted tomatoes on top! What a beautiful quiche Charlie!

  25. I need to bookmark this recipe for six months from now when we will have all those gorgeous tomatoes! Tomatoes are the one thing I miss this time of year. This is a gorgeous quiche and quite rich, I see! Tiago needs to come to your house for dinner. He won’t be at all critical of your diet once he gets hooked on your cooking! 🙂

  26. Haha, I wa going to the gym about 3x a week a few months ago and now I am like faceplanting into carbs on the regular. Now I’m just dreaming of quiche, one of my faves!

  27. What a flavorful looking quiche!! And that cheese looks so good!

  28. This quiche looks phenomenal with all those layers of flavors! It would be delicious for a late lunch right about now 🙂

  29. I never have heard from landkaas before but your quiche looks quite fabulous,…..Waw even.
    i also never have eaten a quiche with filo pastry before! Yum Yum!

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