Old school cheese flan

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Indulge in the savory delight of a mouthwatering Cheese Tart with this simple and delightful recipe. A symphony of rich, mature Cheddar cheese, velvety whole milk, and wholesome eggs, all encased in a flaky, ready-made shortcrust pastry. This delectable creation is seasoned to perfection with a touch of salt and pepper, creating a harmonious blend of flavors that will captivate your taste buds. Whether you’re hosting a gathering or seeking a comforting meal, this Cheese Tart offers a delightful combination of creamy textures and golden-brown goodness. Follow the easy steps to create a culinary masterpiece that is bound to impress and satisfy your cravings.


  • 500g pre-made shortcrust pastry
  • 250g mature Cheddar cheese
  • 145ml whole milk
  • 3 eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Grease an oven-proof dish.
  2. Roll out the shortcrust pastry on a floured surface and use it to line the greased dish.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, beat the eggs and mix them with the whole milk. Season the mixture with salt and pepper to your liking.
  4. Pour the egg and milk mixture into the pastry-lined dish.
  5. Grate the mature Cheddar cheese and evenly distribute it over the egg and milk mixture.
  6. Place the dish on the middle shelf of the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until the cheese on top turns a golden brown color.
  7. Once done, remove from the oven and serve your delicious cheesy dish.

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