Cheese Board & Onion Tart

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For the pastry
250 g Plain flour plus extra for rolling
125 g Butter cold and cubed
½ tsp Salt
For the filling
2 Onion sliced into rings
1 tbsp Butter or oil
2 Eggs
280ml Heavy cream pot
300 g Cheese I used a third each of Gouda, Brie and Cheddar

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  • For the pastry

  • For the filling

Cheese Board & Onion Tart


In my opinion, the only thing that can beat a cheese and onion tart is a Cheese board & Onion Tart! Rather than simply using one or two types of cheese, I like to mix three cheeses into this tart filling – making it a melted cheese board! You can buy the cheese if you don’t have any, but this is actually a great dish to make if you have leftover cheeses from a cheeseboard. 

Start by making a simple pastry crust. Bake it in the oven with baking beans. Sauté onions and break cheese into bite size chunks. You can use any cheese combination which takes your fancy – I used a third each of Gouda, Brie and Cheddar. To make the filling, whisk eggs and cream, salt and pepper in a bowl. Scatter the cheese and onion at the bottom of a pre-baked pastry crust and pour in the creamy filling. Bake.

To make my Cheese board & Onion Tart, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Cheese Board & Onion Tart

Steps to make Cheese Board & Onion Tart


Make dough


Pulse 250 grams of flour, 125 grams of butter and ½ a teaspoon of salt in a food processor, until it resembles fine crumbs. Add 4 tablespoons of cold water and continue to pulse until you have dough. Lightly dust a work surface with flour. Shape into a smooth disc. Wrap and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 10 minutes.


Heat oven


Preheat the oven to 355 °F.


Roll out the pastry


Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface. When it is large enough to line a 9 inch loose-bottomed baking pan, press it into the pan and leave any excess pastry hanging over the edge.


Blind bake


Line the pastry crust with parchment paper and fill with baking beans. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove the beans and paper and continue to cook for 10 more minutes until the pastry is golden. Use a knife to trim the edges of the pastry until they are even.


Reduce oven heat

Reduce the heat of the oven to 320 °F.


Sauté onion


Heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan. Sauté 2 sliced onions for 10 minutes over medium heat until soft and golden.


Make the filling


Whisk 2 eggs and a pot of heavy cream together. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Add cheese to the pastry crust


Crumble any hard cheeses (Gouda, Cheddar) and chop or pull apart creamy cheese (Brie) so that you have small pieces. Scatter the cheese pieces onto the pastry crust.


Add onions and filling


Scatter the onions onto the cheese and pour in the egg and cream filling.




Bake the cheeseboard tart for 40 minutes until it is set and golden on top.



Serve warm.

This Cheese board & Onion Tart recipe is a delicious cheesy dish which you make when you have a selection of cheeses to us up! Try making this tart soon and please come back to leave a review.

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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Total Reviews: 12
Rosa Rosinsky

With some sourcream it's even better.

Antonella Renstrom

Can't wait to take another bite of this my onion tart finished a few minutes ago and I just had to come here and leave a 5 star review because it's heavenly.

Robin Seasholtz

What's the difference between this one and the smoky cheese and onion tart?..

Raylynn Hoffstadt

Made me hungry just by looking at it will make this French tart today when I get home!

Marlie Vandeloo

Absolutely delicious can't wait to try out more French dishes.

Stacy Bubash

This actually goes well with some marinara sauce as dip if ya'll want some kinda sauce with it.

Tia Stitts

Yass, this cheese board tart took my breath away it was just THAT freaking good.

Nathalie Kaczkowski

Took me a bit of time to perfect this recipe but when I did it was very satisfying, thanks for the simple steps :)

Annabel Ibeh

Absolutely delicious can't wait to try out more French dishes.

Cecily Arita

A cheese lovers dream! This was really tasty.

Ivanna Liesman

Brilliant idea for an appetizer at a party or any event really, it's a huge crowd pleaser.


Well done! Verified!

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