Fantastic Cheese Quiches for Shavuot: 8 Recipes

Quintessential cheese pies make an easy yet impressive meal for this Jewish holiday that's all about dairy.

Limor Laniado Tiroche

The holiday of Shavuot, when Jews celebrate receiving the Torah, is generally marked with a meal centered around dairy dishes. The tale of how this custom evolved is a matter for historians, but the result is that nowadays, cheesecakes and quiches are the stars of many a Shavuot feast. Haaretz pulled together an assortment of cheese quiches and pies to help you celebrate the holiday in style.

This traditional Greek dish combines flaky phyllo with filling haloumi cheese. Recipe by Limor Laniado Tiroche. Get the recipe here.  

This crusty and subtle quiche will go beautifully with your holiday meal along with a tart salad and yogurt or sour cream. Recipe by Limor Laniado Tiroche. Get the recipe here.  

Spinach quiche. (Limor Laniado Tiroche)

This quiche combines eggplant, sweet potato and cheese within a buttery nutmeg-scented crust for a perfect Shavuot meal. Recipe by Vered Guttman. Get the recipe here.   

Antipasti quiche. (Vered Guttman)

These cheese tarts come in individual servings. You can vary the filling by using different types of hard or semi-hard cheese, preferably one with an intense flavor. Recipe by Doram Gaunt. Get the recipe here.  

Rich, soft and delicate tartlets. (Doram Gaunt)

Like many quiches, this one would go well with a simple salad on the side. Recipe by Vered Guttman. Get the recipe here.   

Yam, goat cheese and rosemary quiche. (Vered Guttman)

A pashtida is an Israeli style of crustless quiche that is particularly popular over Shavuot. This one contains two kinds of cheese as well as mint. Recipe by Vered Guttman. Get the recipe here.   

Zucchini and cheese pashtida. (Vered Guttman)

This quiche is a fresh shade of green. The gorgonzola and arugula lend a pleasant pique. Recipe by Vered Guttman. Get the recipe here.   

Asparagus, arugula and gorgonzola quiche. (Vered Guttman)

Wine and cheese are known as an excellent combination, and they don't fail in this rich quiche. Recipe by Vered Guttman. Get the recipe here.

Gruyere, Bcheron and white wine quiche. (Vered Guttman)