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This simple Cheese and Tomato Galette is a gorgeous and delicious way to showcase ripe summer tomatoes.

Even using store-bought Roma tomatoes didn’t deter from the deliciousness of this easy tomato tart! The family inhaled every single crumb!

Cheese and Tomato Galette on a white cake stand

Cheese and Tomato Galette

I’ve been cranking out and photographing recipes after being out of town for a week and with another upcoming break in a couple of days. Bill is wondering why there are 3 desserts on the counter and no dinner. Does he not remember he’s married to a food blogger?? Well, I’ll take you back a few years.

Bill and the kids were walking Lambeau through the neighborhood one afternoon. A woman, who they didn’t know, greeted them with, ” I love your wife’s blog.” He kindly thanked her, then asked our oldest, “What’s a blog?” By now he has no excuse. Anyway, I was happy to see this savory Cheese and Tomato Galette on our Tuesdays with Dorie schedule.

Overhead view of a Cheese and Tomato Galette on a checkered napkin

Easy Tomato Pie

I wish we were a little deeper into the summer….when the local tomatoes are at their peak. But the Romas looked riper than their winter counterparts, so I bought a few along with some fresh mozzarella and Monterey Jack. The crust was rolled into a circle, then topped with the grated cheeses mixed with a chiffonade of basil.

Sliced tomatoes were arranged atop the cheese, then the galette was baked in a hot oven till the tomatoes were tender and the crust was golden brown. The bonus is that making a galette is much less difficult than making a two-crust pie!

Nick and Bill were all over this easy tomato pie, both going back for seconds. It made for a spectacular presentation and garnered a “Boy that tomato stuff is great.” I cannot convince the family to beef up their comments with some descriptive vocabulary, so I’m sharing my real life with you all.

I will have to drop the term “galette” a few times this week…or Bill is sure to think it’s some sort of fish or mushroom when I mention the dessert galette that will be debuting later this week. Foodie + Non-Foodie = Baker + Eater = Bill + Liz. It seems to have worked well for 27 years.

This recipe can be found on many blogs with a quick google search including here on Buttermilk Bakes. Bill, my picky eater, highly recommends this recipe.  Our family also loves this other savory pie: Spaghetti Pie.

Tip of the Day: To avoid a soggy crust, place your tomato slices on paper towels to drain before arranging them on the galette.


Cheese and Tomato Galette

Cheese and Tomato Galette

A savory, summer galette with beautiful ripe tomatoes and cheese

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Yield 6 servings



  • 3 tablespoons sour cream (or yogurt or buttermilk)
  • 1/3 cup (approximately) ice water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 7 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 6 or 8 pieces


  • 2 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 2 ounces mozzarella, preferably fresh, shredded
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves, cut into a chiffonade or torn
  • 2 to 3 ripe plum tomatoes, cut into ¼ inch thick slices
  • Basil leaves for garnish


  1. Combine the sour cream (or yogurt or buttermilk) with the ice water, and set aside.  To make the dough by hand, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, and salt.  Cut in the butter to the flour mixture with a pastry blender, until the butter is about the size of peas.  Sprinkle the sour cream mixture over the dough, one tablespoon at a time, and toss with a fork to moisten.  Add just enough sour cream mixture so the dough will hold together when you press it.
  2. If you are using a food processor, pulse the dry ingredients to combine.  Then add your butter, and pulse 8 to 10 times, until the butter is about the size of peas.  Add in the sour cream mixture, tablespoon by tablespoon, until the dough forms moist curds and holds together when pressed.
  3. Turn the dough out and bring it into a ball.  Divide in half, and flatten each half into a disk.  Wrap tightly and refrigerate for at least two hours.  The dough will keep in the fridge for 5 days or in the freezer for 2 months. 
  4. Position a rack in the bottom third of the oven, and preheat the over to 400° F.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  5. To prepare the filling, toss the cheeses and basil together in a small bowl, and slice your tomatoes.
  6. Roll out one of the galette disks into an 11-inch circle that is about 1/8 inch thick.  Transfer the dough, by draping it over your rolling pin, to your prepared cookie sheet. 
  7. Spread the cheese mixture over the rolled out dough, leaving a 2 to 3-inch border.  Place the tomatoes in concentric circles, slightly overlapping the last.  When the cheese is covered, fold the edges of the dough over the tomatoes.  It should fold naturally, however, there is no need for perfection.  This galette should be a bit rustic.
  8. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, rotating halfway through until the edges are golden and the cheese mixture is bubbling.  Allow to rest on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before serving.  Serve warm or at room temperature. It is best served the same day. 

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 294Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 299mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 7g


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78 comments on “Cheese and Tomato Galette”

  1. I absolutely love a tomato galette. This is so gorgeous!

  2. I love your “real” life Liz!! You are so funny and I can totally identify with husband/blog thing.
    Your tomato thing looks amazing and sounds absolutely wonderful – beautiful presentation!

  3. Picture perfect-this really looks great! Even at 5AM:@)

  4. Liz, what a pciture perfect tomato galette you made and how wonderful to read that it was so very well received at your house – this is perfect summer food fare! Wonderfully done, Liz!
    Have a lovely Tuesday!

  5. Ha! I love their “real life” descriptions. I loved this one too!

  6. There is really nothing lovelier than a tomato galette and you’ve done an incredible job, Liz. I love the crust of this wonderful savoury tart too. I made one from Dory’s Baking with Julia a couple of years ago and was hooked. We used oven roasted tomatoes because our tomatoes weren’t great back then, but I’ll keep the eyeballs peeled for good ones now.
    Your Bill is a funny guy; “What’s a blog”, cracked me up!

  7. What a beautiful tart! 🙂 Looks delicious! This would make a perfect summer dinner!

  8. LOL. Your hubby sure does say some cute things about your over-the-top gorgeous creation. The galette would have me over the moon and going back for seconds, too.

    P.s. Looks like you are famous not only on the web but in your own neighborhood =)

  9. Your stories with Bill and the blog make me laugh, always. And this one is Bill approved…wow, that´s huge, and the galette doesn´t even know! The presentation is gorgeous Liz!

  10. Mmmm…. Cheese and tomato. Can’t get any better than that. Nice and simple.

  11. LOL, I love Bill. “What’s a blog?”

  12. Where’s everyone elses? I would eat five of these omg drooling! Yum!!

  13. Loved the post, especially the part about the three desserts and no dinner. Your galette looks great!

  14. Wow, such a gorgeous looking galette Liz! Hehe and great story, gotta love the things that hubbies say 🙂

  15. This is so perfect! That “tomato stuff” looks great. LOL. Do you think these would be easy to make in to smaller galettes as tapas?

  16. LOL! I love my dessert filled baking weekends. It is like a fun splurge day, but last longer than one day;-) Your galette sounds and looks delicious! Hugs, Terra

  17. Lol that’s how my family/Michael are sometimes too.

    This galette looks SOOO GOOD, I know Michael would love it too. I mean…carbs, tomatoes, cheese…all delicious things!

  18. I’m thinking bring this to a picnic for everyone to enjoy-I can’t remember the last time I made a galette and never with tomatoes. I just love this recipe 😉

  19. Oh, I’m so glad that I’m not the only one that has to work to pry out more than a grunt of commentary about the food I make! Sometimes it makes me want to bang my head against a wall. I don’t know that Hubby would give this a try, but that would be ok with me because I’d be willing to eat the whole thing. It looks amazing.

  20. Oh, the life of a blogger family! Times can be tough – ha ha ha. Beautiful as always Liz. This was some tasty “tomato stuff” for sure.

  21. oh my gosh this looks and sounds AMAZING! I want to eat this now!

  22. Your Bill is so funny! Once upon a time, I was just like him, “what is a blog”? Hahaha!
    The galette looks so delicious! I had this bookmarked but have not got round to it yet. Perhaps I should make it soon!

  23. Lizzy- Your tomato stuff looks perfect!! 🙂 I’m pinning this one to try when I can get farm stand tomatoes in Michigan.

  24. Love a wonderful tomato tart like this, they are packed with such bold flavors. Looks amazing.

  25. Well if my hubby wasn’t all in technology and thus helping me with the blog, he would have asked the same thing. Men, what can I say! The galette looks perfect and has just the flavors I love!

  26. This galette looks especially refreshing for the crushing heat we’re experiencing in this part of Europe. I’d love a slice of that tomato heaven! 🙂

    Have a nice week ahead , Liz 🙂

  27. flawless work, liz you can do no wrong!

  28. What a lovely galette… Who wouldnt love this!!

  29. Life of a blogger can be tough sometimes, like having dessert for dinner 🙂 Lovely galette, Liz!

  30. I could have used this for lunch. My husband told me to start a blog. Do you think he reads it?

  31. I bet there is never a dull moment at your house!! I’d love to try this and I think the carnivores in my family would love this to. You lend your time to so many different foodie groups and you do it well. Hats off to you!

  32. Haha, I’ve been out of town for the last week and am heading back home Thursday evening and am kind of dreading this weekend knowing how much stuff I have to make and photograph for my blog! This galette is gorgeous! Almost like fancy pizza! 😉

  33. Loved your post! And your galette looks fabulous! Now I see how my folding of the edges should look!! Great pics.

  34. Picky eater approved – woot!
    I don’t even like tomatoes and I think your tart is pretty darn tempting 🙂

  35. This looks absolutely divine! I love tomato and I love galettes. This has officially been bookmarked!

  36. Lizzy , your picky eater seems not too picky anymore 😀 Gorgeous galette and I’m sure taste as wonderful as it looks !

  37. Oooh, what kind of sweet one will you make?

  38. Liz, I feel your pain — recently my husband made a comment about my blog and it stunned me. I said, “you never read my blog” — expecting him to admit he does. Instead he just looked at me like a deer caught in headlights. Love him anyway! Your galette is gorgeous!

  39. Perfectly round and tomato-y tart!

  40. Every time I have my father-in-law for dinner he says, ‘What do you call this stuff?’ It takes every ounce of me to control myself and not bite back. Usually, the ‘stuff’ is a beautiful pork belly or a tender eye fillet or coq au vin or confit duck. I could just about burst into tears. Sometimes I feel my efforts are wasted. I’m so glad Bill has finally been served a meal he likes – how many of those has he had in 27 years. And he now knows what a blog is? You are having a good week xx

  41. Liz, what a beautiful galette..and yes tomato and cheese is such a great combo.
    I yet have to try to bake a galette…
    Have a lovely week 😀

  42. If I didn’t work FT. I would have loved to have joined in on The Baking with Julia TWD challenges. I think I’ve made almost everything from the book, including this amazing tomato galette, and have yet to be disappointed. Your galette is gorgeous, and I’m glad you finally had something savory on the counter for the family! Yes, the life of a food blogger..and I wish I lived with you! I’d be in hog heaven with all of your amazing creations 🙂

  43. Gorgeous, gorgeous tomato/cheese galette! I luv rustic, savory fare like this!! 😀

  44. A beautiful summer galette….simple and delicious!

  45. Your galette looks fabulous, and I am glad the boys came back for more.

  46. I like that you use a cake stand for the galette! My husband is the same. He said about the savarin, “cake things?” I am also going on holidays, but haven’t been as organised as you are, my poor blog will be lonely.

  47. What a beautiful galette,rustic and looks delicious,Liz 🙂

  48. such a beautiful presentation–i’d be all over it, too!

  49. I absolutely LOVE this!!! I would gladly eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

  50. I’m not familiar with Galette, but they sure look like pizza! I’m always learning something new from you posts, Liz!

  51. aah! Lizzy I love savoy galettes and this is a dream (beautiful shots and I miss basil leaves in this time!)

  52. and about you say your desserts, sometimes hubby say the same, where is the dinner? I say wait a minute! ah these men:))

  53. I love tomatoes and pastry crusts so I know I’ll dig this one. It is just beautiful Liz.

  54. What stunning pictures. Those tomato slices are so thick and meaty. They’re demanding to be eaten immediately.

  55. This is such a gorgeous savory tart, Lizzy! I love the flavor!

  56. This screams SUMMER to me and is a meal all by itself! YUM!

  57. You’re right that later would have been better tomato-wise, but I’ve been seeing some good looking Romas lately too. I should just buy them already and see what they’re like! Terrific dish – thanks for this.

  58. This post cracked me up! “That tomato stuff” – priceless! The galette looks gorgeous and so summery!

  59. I love your family stories, Liz. 🙂 When I first starting the blog, Brian would make fun of the term. Now, he’s a contributing member and I catch him bragging to his family about how well the blog is doing. I just silently chuckle. 🙂 I actually have a tomato galette recipe pinned to make sometime this summer.

  60. The tart looks so cute and original! I must try making something similar one day.

  61. Liz!
    This looks amazing!! Love the story re: your hubby. . that’s happened to me a few times too . . 3 desserts on the counter and no dinner. . I love it! 🙂 And “Boy that tomato stuff is great.” I love that. Men just say it like it is! 😛
    and your Foodie + Non-Foodie = Baker + Eater = me and my hubby too! 🙂 he just eats whatever I put in front of him . . except when it’s something with kale. . he huffs and puffs but then eats that too. . 🙂

  62. Beautiful tomato galette! I love making savory tarts: I could eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! So versatile!

  63. I was laughing reading about your real life and that maths looked so cute! And the galette, there is something about the combination of the browned crust and the juicy red tomatoes, they are looking awesome! 🙂

  64. haha fun, what’s a blog ^.^
    Oh pretty perfect galette. magnifique Liz!

  65. We loved this galette…it was totally delicious! Loved the description of your household. Very funny! Your Galette looks picture perfect!

  66. I LOVE galettes, and cheese and tomato is the perfect pairing .. well, anything pizza-like is tops in my book!

  67. Oh, you cracked me up, Lizzy! There have been times in my life (especially when I was focusing on producing a dessert cookbook) that the same thing happened to me. Hubby was looking for real food and instead had an array of desserts to sample! LOL

    That’s a pretty tart.

  68. I love how you just throw the term “chiffonade” out there like its no biggie. The only reference book I love more than my dictionary is my Larousse Gastronomique. Nerdy!

    Let’s talk about how drop dead gorgeous your galette is…and, maybe it’s just me, but that tart looks like dinner!

  69. Love your story about the blog. Too funny. This looks amazing and just screams summer time.

  70. Looking forward for my tomatoes to ripen up so I can make this yummy dish. 🙂

  71. I do love a galette or a forgiving pie. Tomatoes, cheese, basil–pure delight. But I will wait till august when my basil and tomatoes are ripe. Or maybe I will make this tomorrow!

  72. This is gorgeous! I have a counter full of REAL tomatoes that I picked from my brother’s field today. I’m not a fan of raw tomatoes, but they would be fabulous in this galette! 🙂

  73. One of the prettiest galettes I’ve ever seen—love it!

  74. Seriously stunning, I must say! I have a huge amount of tomatoes in my garden that are JUST about to ripen – I’ll be inundated – and I think this just might have to be on my list of recipes to use with them!

  75. I love this Liz! Thanks so much for allowing me to share it on my Tomato Recipe Round-Up. It should be posted in about one week! Mmmm, I can just taste those tomatoes in this galette!


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