Two slices of Bosnian Cheese Pita Sirnica on a plate.

Pita Sirnica (Bosnian Cheese Pita)

  • Author: Victoria
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Sirnica is a Bosnian Cheese Pita made from phyllo pastry dough with fresh cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, and melted butter.



  • 1 lb (450 grams) of Cottage Cheese.
  • 11 oz. (310 grams) of Mozzarella Cheese.
  • 7 tablespoons (100 grams) of Melted Butter.
  • 14 oz. (400 grams) of Phyllo Pastry.
  • 2 Eggs.
  • Salt to taste.


1. Take a large bowl and put in it cottage & mozzarella cheese. Two eggs and salt to taste. Mix well all the ingredients.

2. Spread a phyllo sheet on the table. Grease it with melted butter and cover it with another layer of phyllo pastry.

3. Spread a little bit of filling over the shorter edge of the dough.

4. Roll the phyllo sheets like a cigarette.

5. Put the phyllo sheets on the baking tray and rotate them as a spiral.

6. Repeat steps 2-5 until you will use all the filling and phyllo pastry.

7. With a brush, spread all the remaining butter evenly on the entire surface of the Sirnica.

8. Optionally, for an extra taste and texture, pour some of your favorite seeds over. I used sesame, flax, pumpkin, and sunflower seeds.

9. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Bake the Bosnian Pita for about 35 minutes.

10. Let it cool down for 10 minutes. It’s ready to be served.

  • Category: Baking
  • Cuisine: Bosnian


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 220 cal

Keywords: sirnica, pita, bosnian, cheese, pie