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Nov 28, 2011 06:15 PM

which cheese sub would you choose?

Im not a huge fan of mozzarella, so I was wondering what you think would be the best (tastiest) substitute cheese in this recipe:

Thankks in advance!

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  1. I'd use Jack cheese. But a good Provolone or Swiss could work.

      1. Whatever you have that melts well, though a goat cheese could take it in a whole different direction.

        1. Interesting recipe. I'm not a big fan of the way that it's mixing sweet and savory elements, along with cheese as well. The photo looks yummy enough but my gut is to take that recipe and turn it on it's head, into my own vison.

          I really like the idea of the use of multiple potatoes and parsnips. So I'd keep all that and bake them separately. Then combine with bite-sized chunks of braised beef and season all that with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper. Roll all that in puff pastry. This could be one long roll or serving sizes for individuals. Then bake those.

          If you like cheese, I'd use small chunks of feta, incorporated into the mix or on top of the mix, before rolling into puff pastry.

          Anyway that's my 2 cents. I rarely follow a recipe but I get ideas from many of them.

          1. abbey, plse forgive me but this recipe brings on a rant. why ruin a potentially beautiful roasted vegetable tart with 3/4 CUP of sugar?? i mean, it's not sweet enough (too sweet for me already) with the inclusion of parsnips and sweet potatoes? i guess i could see this recipe as dessert, but that is it.
            and if it were served as dessert. i would consider replacing the relatively bland mozzarella with some simple chevre mixed w/ egg as a thin custard to be poured on just before the pastry 'topping'; or truffle cheese. and i would up the vinegar in the sugar, maybe using balsamic vinegar.

            4 Replies
            1. re: opinionatedchef

              This is all fair critisism. I dont want to make a dessert, do you have a really killer and unique recipe for a vegetable tarte?

              1. re: hungryabbey

                I was just at a brunch last weekend where a friend made this Roasted Mushroom and Butternut Squash thing and it is absolutely delicious. The cheddar pastry is fantastic (and I'm not a huge pastry fan).

                1. re: Nyleve

                  nyleve, when i click on your link, it just takes me to a pg w/ a list of recipes, and 'icbo' moniker at top of pg. i don't see veg. tart recipe there.

                  1. re: opinionatedchef

                    I tried it again and for some reason the link does exactly as you say. Don't know why - I even tested it using my own email and it worked fine. I know we're not supposed to copy and paste recipes from another source.

                    Ok here's another link to the same recipe on another website:

                    Hope it works.