IMG_6657Fiadone is a delicious type of cheese cake from Corsica (France), different from North American cheese cake, simple and easy to bake.

Serves 8


  • 500g of Brocciu (I used for this recipe Ricotta cheese, Brocciu is a typical cheese from Corsica)
  • 150g of white granulated sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla sugar


  1. In a bowl mix the eggs with the white granulated sugar and the vanilla sugar until the mixture becomes creamy.
  2. Add the Ricotta cheese and the zest of one lemon and mix again until the cheese is well mixed.
  3. Pour the 1/2 of lemon juice and mix slowly.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  5. Grease a deep stoneware pan.
  6. Pour the mixture into the stoneware pan and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until the crust becomes yellow golden (see picture above).
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes.

The lemon zest gives it a delicious flavor, the texture is different from the North American cheesecake. You can also eat the Fiadone cold, personally, I prefer the Fiadone when it’s cold especially since I’m living in a hot country.

You can add 2 or 3 lemon confit on the top of the Fiadone.

Bon Appetit!

15 thoughts on “Fiadone

  1. Ahila

    Could I use Irish cheddar instead of brocciu? Fiadone looks delightful that I want to try it out soon and it is difficult to get cheese varieties other than cheddar, mozarella, parmesan and feta here.

  2. Ahila

    Hi Linda, Baked Fiadone again today… this time with ricotta as I have access to it here. Couldn’t find any brocciu. It looks good and am looking forward to trying it out with friends after it has chilled. Have a good day!

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