Cheese Borek is a crispy, light, and delicious Turkish filo pie filled with tangy cheeses and aromatic herbs. You can serve them as an appetizer for Christmas or as a light meal for dinner.

My Cheese Borek recipe recalls for filo pastry but you can use yufka instead. Making these scrumptious Turkish cheese boreks is very easy and straightforward.

Cheese Borek is definitely one of the most popular types of borek in Turkey and is enjoyed by people of all ages.

It is often served as a breakfast or brunch dish, but can also be eaten as a healthy snack, an appetizer or even as a light meal along with a bowl of salad.

Start with preparing the cheese filling. Put all the ingredients for the filling in a large bowl and then mix until all nicely combined.

Place one sheet of filo on your work surface and drizzle 1-1 ½ tablespoon of the sauce, spread it evenly using a brush.

Lay another sheet on top and drizzle some more sauce. Repeat until you have three sheets of filo. Cut it into three equal-size strips.

Put a tablespoon of mixture at the end corner of one strip. Take the opposite corner, fold diagonally over the filling, forming a triangular fold. Fold again along the upper crease of the triangle.

Place it onto a baking sheet seam side down and repeat the same with the rest of the filo sheets. Brush them with the rest of the sauce and sprinkle on sesame seeds.

Place the baking sheet in preheated oven and bake the boreks for 20-25 minutes, until they are golden and crispy. Click on 👇 "learn more" for the full recipe.