Recipe by Bon Abbetit

If you're in a bind and need a last minute appetizer idea, this quick and simple snack is just the thing! Caramelized onions lend a sweetness to the acidic tomatoes and when paired with Hay There Raw Milk Gouda with Truffle, it's a stellar flavor combination that's sure to please a crowd. Give it a try with the recipe below!

You can find Hay There Raw Milk Gouda with Truffle in the cheese case at a store near you or you can have it shipped to your door through iGourmet or Peter's Dutch Cheese.


Serving size: 12 pastry boats

truffle gouda appetizer


  1. Remove puff pastry from freeze and let thaw. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Thinly slice white onion. Add olive oil to a large pan and then add onion along with a few sprigs of thyme.
  3. Cook down for about 30 min, stirring every so often so the onions don't burn. Onions should get very brown, reduce and be very sweet and caramelized.
  4. Grate Hay There Truffle Gouda and slice tomatoes. 
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll out pastry and cut 12 squares. Add a tsp of caramelized onion, 2-3 tomatoes and 1 tsp of Gouda. Fold to opposite corners of each square to form little boats. Brush each pastry with the egg yolk, and sprinkle with thyme.
  6. Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes before baking in the oven for 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and pastries are puffed and golden. Enjoy!

truffle gouda