Saganaki (Greek Flaming Cheese)

Monika Rosales


Absolute delicious appetizer and simple to make at home. Greek cheese is Kasseri, but you can substitute with a chunk of provolone...perfect


★★★★★ 3 votes

5 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


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  • 8 oz
    kasseri cheese or provolone
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/2 large
  • 1 oz
  • ·
  • 1 tsp
    olive oil

How to Make Saganaki (Greek Flaming Cheese)


  1. Dip the block of cheese in water to moisten.
  2. lightly cover all side with the flour.
  3. In a sauté pan drizzle with olive oil, and fry about 2-3 mins on each side on medium heat...till brown and crusty.
  4. Turn off heat..pull pan aside, pour the brandy around the cheese and carefully set on fire with a match or a long lighter...simply turn off with the squeeze of the lemon. Enjoy your flaming Greek cheese! OPA

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About Saganaki (Greek Flaming Cheese)

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Greek
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #lemon, #cheese, #brandy

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