‘Tis the season of giving and eating too much, so today’s dessert giveaway is the perfect culmination of Christmas spirit. If you like to keep your finger on the pulse of Korea’s dessert trends you may have noticed that one of most popular desserts right now is the humble cheese tart. While it bears a remarkable resemblance to the Portuguese egg tart, its taste is deliciously different. Golden Cheese Tart is the original Korean brand and its popularity has since spawned several copycat varieties, even Paris Baguette has got in on the action.
Last week I was invited to the Hannam store to try a taste of the original cheese tarts and I have to say, they were absolutely scrum-diddly-umptious. My friend and I devoured one each within seconds and the six I was given to take home after didn’t last long either (P.S.A. these babies are addictive). The tart is made up of a very crumbly and biscuity pastry which melts in the mouth and has a very similar texture to a graham cracker crust you usually find on a cheesecake. The filling is rich and creamy thanks to the French soft cheese and has just a slightly sour note at the end. If you are a baked cheesecake fan then you need to try this delightful mini tart version. The adorable little tarts cost 2,800 for one or 16,000 for a box of 6, and trust me you are going to want six! As well as the original version, they are currently selling a chocolate, and a green tea version, which I am also dying to try.
So as a special Christmas gift I have five boxes of 6 cheese tarts to give away to five lucky readers. To win your very own box of cheese filled goodness, like and share this post on facebook with the #FatGirlsCheeseTarts (make sure the post is public or else I won’t be able to see it!). 5 winners will then be selected at random and announced on Monday. Good luck everyone!
Golden Cheese Tart is located at 65-3 Dokseodang-ro, Yongsan-Gu, Seoul. The closest subway station is either Hangangjin (line 6) or Hannam (mint green line). There are also stores in Hapjeong, Seodaemun, and Sinsa. For more information you can call them on 02-792-8091 or visit their website. They are open Mon – Sat from 10:30 AM – 9:00 PM, and closed on Sundays.