Swiss Chard Pie with Parsley and Cheese

Swiss Chard Pie with Parsley and Cheese

What is a Swiss Chard Pie?

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It’s a pie in the same sense that pizzas, quiches and other similar savory dishes can be considered a pie.  It starts with a layer of dough on the bottom, then is topped with a mixture of Swiss chard, parsley, onions and cheese, and finally is baked in the oven until golden brown.

What Inspired this Unique Dish?

I have Georgian and Belgian cuisines to thank for inspiring me to make this super delicious combination.  When I say Georgia, I mean the Causcasus country, not the US state.

Georgian inspiration

Last spring I had th…

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Cheese Market Celebration in Mechelen

Cheese Market Celebration in Mechelen

What Makes the Kaaswinkel Schockaert so Amazing?
Accidental Discovery
As I was headed to a meeting in Mechelen (Belgium), I was drawn by the view inside the cheese shop Kaaswinkel Schockaert.  Even in the rain with an umbrella over my head and my eyes directed towards the ground, a long counter displaying more than 100 cheeses caught my attention.   I had to go inside and take a peak.

Cheese counter view from street

 

Cheese counter looking towards…

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