Jun 9, 2016  By Jewish National Fund  Category: Go North,

In the JNF Kitchen: Shavuot savory cheese quiche from northern Israel

Shavuot, the holiday that commemorates the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people, begins Saturday, June 11 at sundown. Tradition holds, for several reasons, that we eat dairy food over the chag, appropriately bestowing Shavuot within the Hebrew month of Sivan with the nickname "the cheesecake holiday."

We're taking things in a more savory direction and offering a cheesy, Israeli take on the quiche. This simple yet tasty dish is courtesy of Mira Telem, owner of Rushka Cafe Gallery in the Western Galilee. Mira is a member of  Western Galilee Now, a consortium of small businesses in the region. JNF works with the group to help build the economy and livelihood of the area, thereby making the Western Galilee a wonderful place to visit and live, outside of Israel's congested center. It is a highlight of the #GoNorth campaign. 

Enjoy this #RecipeOfTheWeek, and if you make any of these recipes, be sure to send a photo of your creation to teddyherzl18@gmail.com or tweet it to @JNFUSA with the hashtag #JNFfoodie.  We might share it! 


Crust of your choice (store-bought or homemade)
1-1/5 cups cream cheese 
1/4 cup kashkaval
1/4 cup cheddar cheese
1/4 cup goat cheese (according to your own taste)
1/4 cup Bulgarian cheese
3 eggs


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pre-bake the crust for 10-15 minutes until lightly browned.
Mix all the ingredients for the filling together, pour into the crust and bake until the top is golden brown.

*Mira's tip: Sprinkle some blanched almond slices to top it off!