Our Mediterranean culinary adventure continues in another European country whose cuisine is famous worldwide, thanks to some outstanding dishes in terms of taste, colour and aroma: we are, of course, in France searching amongst its hearty regional specialties. For this recipe we have chosen something from a particularly well-known region - namely, Provence. Rich in world famous cheeses, our quiche hails from this corner of France, a savoury tart with a base of Roquefort, a perfect recipe for so many occasions, whether as a starter or main dish. Take care to use high quality cheese and, most importantly, our advice is to pay particular attention to the preparation of the shortcrust pastry, essential for a top quality result.
Roll out the pastry in a round baking tin or quiche dish of your preferred size. Beat the eggs with the cream, a pinch of salt, pepper and Roquefort cheese paste. Cut the Roquefort cheese into cubes and arrange them on the pastry along with the pieces of lard. Pour the egg and cream mixture over the cheese and pancetta cubes and bake at 200 °C for 40 minutes. Serve warm.
Pour the egg and cheese mixture over the pastry base, covering the Roquefort and pancetta and bake at 200°C for 40 minutes