Serbian Gibanica – A Blend Of Cheese In A Dough….Yum Yum!



This recipe for salty (savory) Serbian gibanica is a blend of cream cheese, cottae cheese and feta cheese between layers of filo dough that is baked until golden brown and crispy.

Serving: 6 to 8

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes



  • 1 (8-ounce) package softened cream cheese
  • 9 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 pounds large-curd cottage cheese
  • 1/2 pound crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 pound thawed filo dough
  • 8 ounces (2 sticks) melted butter



  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add 3 eggs at a time, beating well after each addition. Add cottage cheese and feta cheese and mix well. Set aside.
  2. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Fold 2 sheets filo dough in half and place in a lightly buttered 13×9-inch pan. Lightly brush filo with butter. Spread with about 1/2 cup filling. Continue in this manner until all but 3 sheets of filo are left. Top with last 3 sheets filo and brush with remaining butter. Place on a sheet pan to catch any drips and bake about 1 hour or until golden. Let sit 15 to 20 minutes before cutting into squares and serving warm.
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