Baked Swedish Farmer Cheese in Phyllo

Farmers Cheese is a staple in Swedish homes. It's so creamy, versatile and delicious, they put it on everything. We baked it in crispy phyllo and drizzled with honey. It makes a perfect snack.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2


  • 8 ounces imported Swedish farmer cheese
  • 2 sheets phyllo dough thawed
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons tuxedo sesame seeds
  • Honey for serving


  • Preheat oven to 375°F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut cheese
  • into 2 4-inch-wide squares, about 1-inch thick. Place phyllo sheet on clean work surface,
  • with short side facing you. Brush phyllo with butter. Place 1 slice cheese on the bottom 1/3
  • of phyllo sheet. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon thyme, and season with salt and pepper. Fold
  • phyllo sheet over cheese, folding away from you, tucking in sides as you fold. Repeat with
  • remaining phyllo sheets, thyme and cheese.
  • Brush phyllo wrapped cheese with melted butter and place on rimmed baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle evenly with sesame seeds. Bake, flipping cheese halfway through, until
  • golden-brown, about 15 to 20 minutes. Drizzle with honey and serve.
Keyword brunch recipes, cheese appetizers