Type: Dessert
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 20 min.
Ready in: 30 min.
Servings: 6

Apples and Beemster perfectly pair in this sweet and savory tart, a not-too-sweet ending to a special meal.


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. In a bowl, toss the apples with sugar, cardamom, rosemary, and thyme.
  3. Unroll the pie dough and press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9- or 10-inch tart pan with a removable bottom.
  4. Sprinkle Beemster evenly over the bottom of the tart crust.
  5. Lay the apple slices over the cheese in overlapping circles. Drizzle with 2 tbsp honey. Lightly brush beaten egg along the edges of the tart crust.
  6. Bake until crust is golden brown and Beemster has melted, about 20 min. Let cool slightly and drizzle with remaining 2 tbsp. honey.

TIP: You’ll find ready-to-bake pie crusts in the refrigerated section of your supermarket. Simply unroll the crust and you’re all set.


  • 2-3 apples (preferably Honeycrisp), cored & cut into ¼-inch slices
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tbsp chopped rosemary
  • 1 tbsp chopped thyme, plus thyme sprigs to garnish
  • 1 ready-to-bake pie crust (for 9" pie)
  • 1 cup Beemster Mild, shredded
  • 4 tbsp honey, divided 2/2
  • 1 large egg, beaten

Cheeses Mentioned


Young, creamy, and as its name suggests, mild in flavor. An excellent showcase for the rich sweetness of Beemster milk.

Pairs with:

Pilsner. Green apples, ham and mustard on a sandwich, sweet fruits, like strawberry, melon and kiwi.