60 min

12 to 16 servings

This recipe uses:

Yaya’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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Yaya’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil


For the pastry:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup milk

For the filling:

  • 2 cups crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For brushing:

  • 1 egg, beaten

About the dish:

Tiropites are delicious Greek pastries filled with a mixture of feta cheese and herbs. They are often served as an appetizer or snack and are loved for their flaky pastry and savory filling. The word "tiropita" translates to "cheese pie" in Greek. They are part of a broader category of Greek pastries known as "pites" or "pitas." These pastries can come in various shapes and fillings, but tiropites specifically feature a cheese filling. Feta cheese is the most commonly used cheese in tiropites. It is a brined cheese made from sheep's milk or a combination of sheep's and goat's milk. Feta has a tangy flavor that pairs well with the fresh herbs used in the filling. Tiropites are often prepared for special occasions and celebrations, but they are also enjoyed as an everyday snack or appetizer. They can be found in Greek bakeries, tavernas, and households across Greece. The flaky pastry and savory cheese filling make tiropites a delightful treat!


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour and salt for the pastry. Add the chilled butter and use your fingertips to rub it into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the Greek yogurt and milk. Gradually add the yogurt mixture to the flour mixture, stirring with a fork, until the dough starts to come together.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it gently until it forms a smooth ball. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine the crumbled feta cheese, Parmesan cheese, parsley, dill, green onions, and black pepper for the filling. Mix well to ensure all the ingredients are evenly incorporated.
  6. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the chilled dough into a 1/8-inch thickness. Use a round cookie cutter or a glass to cut out circles of about 3 inches in diameter.
  7. Place a spoonful of the cheese filling in the center of each dough circle. Fold the dough over the filling to create a half-moon shape, then seal the edges by pressing them together with your fingers or by using a fork to crimp the edges.
  8. Arrange the tiropites on the prepared baking sheet. Brush the tops with the beaten egg to give them a golden color when baked.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the tiropites are golden brown and crispy.
  10. Remove from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before serving.
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