Recipes from Armenia: Cheese Borags

Recipes from Armenia

Cheese Borags

Country: Armenia
Course: Appetizers
Makes: 30 borags


  • 8 ounces Monterey jack cheese or 8 ounces muenster cheese, shredded
  • 15 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 lb phyllo dough, thawed
  • 1/4 cup melted butter


  1. Mix the three cheeses with the egg. Set aside.
  2. Cover the phyllo dough with a piece of plastic wrap, then put a damp towel over the plastic wrap. This helps prevent drying.
  3. Take one sheet of Phyllo and fold it in half. Brush the folded sheet with melted butter.
  4. Put a spoonful of the filling onto the lower right corner of the sheet.
  5. Now fold the sheet over the filling, from corner to corner, as if you were folding a flag. You should have a triangle. Fold again, and one more time. Trim off any excess dough.
  6. Repeat until you have used all the filling.
  7. Brush the top of each borag with melted butter, then bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the borags turn a golden brown color. Serve hot.