Corsican-Style Cheesecake (Fiadone)

  • Serves

    serves 12


Typically made with brocciu, a fresh goat's or sheep's milk cheese, this rustic cake works just as well with ricotta.


  • 8 eggs
  • 1 13 cups sugar
  • 2 lb. brocciu or ricotta
  • 2 tbsp. lemon zest
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • Butter, for greasing pan


Step 1

Heat oven to 350°. Whisk eggs and sugar in a bowl until pale and lightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Add cheese, zest, vanilla, and salt; whisk until smooth. Pour into a greased 9″ x 13″ glass baking dish, and bake until barely set in the middle, about 35 minutes. Transfer to broiler and broil on high until browned, about 2 minutes; let cool before cutting into squares to serve.

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