Recipes for Durrus Cheese

durrus cheese leek pie

...for the pastry

  • 250g plain flour
  • 125g butter, cubed
  • 5cl water
  • Pinch of salt

...for the filling

  • 1kg leeks
  • 3 egg yolks, separated
  • 200g Durrus Cheese, roughly chopped
  • Salt and Pepper




  • Sift the flour into a large bowl, add the butter and rub in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  • Stir in the salt, add the water and mix to a firm dough.
  • Knead the dough briefly and gently on a floured work surface. Wrap in cling film and chill while you prepare the filling


  • THINLY slice the leeks (whites only) and cook in butter on a low heat until soft, then leave to cool.
  • Add egg yolks to the leeks, season and mix well
  • Roll out the pastry on a floured work surface and transfer to a buttered tart tin.
  • Pour leek mix on top of pastry and sprinkle with Durrus Cheese
  • Bake for 30-35 mins at 230°C
durrus pizza

Durrus Cheese, Spinach and Nutmeg Pizza (from Carmel Somers)

  • 1 Home made pizza dough
  • 4-5 large handfuls of spinach, roughly chopped
  • 200g Durrus Cheese (rind removed), thinly sliced
  • Nutmeg, freshly grated
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Heat the oven to 250ºC and heat a large flat baking tray.
  • Roll out pizza base very thinly and place on hot baking tray.
  • Top with the spinach.
  • Season well with salt, pepper and a good amount of grated nutmeg.
  • Arrange Durrus Cheese slices on top of spinach.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and bake for 8 – 10 mins until base is golden and cheese has melted.
durrus tartiflette


  • 750g potatoes, peeled and left whole
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 200g smoked bacon, diced
  • 20cl dry white wine
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and cut in half
  • 400g Durrus Cheese, sliced and rind removed
  • Boil potatoes for 20 mins, or until tender, drain and leave to cool, then dice
  • Sauté onion until golden brown, add bacon and cook for a further 5 mins
  • Add the diced potatoes and wine, season and cook on a low heat for 10 mins
  • Pour half this mixture into an oven proof dish, spread half the Durrus Cheese on top, cover with the remaining potato mix and top with remaining Durrus Cheese
  • Back for 20 mins at 180°C