La Terra Fina Quiche

I make quiche on a regular basis, especially if I have a small amount of leftover ham, a bit of broccoli or spinach, or other odds and ends that need to be used up. Quiche feels fancy but really isn’t hard to make if you have premade pie crust and some eggs, milk, and cheese on hand. I’ve made it for family weekend breakfast or brunches, or sometimes I make it for dinner. Served alongside a salad and/or some fresh fruit, it’s a complete meal.

While I usually make quiche from scratch (other than the pie crust), I decided to try some ready-made quiche I found at Aldi the other day. This quiche is sold under the La Terra Fina brand and is not exclusive to Aldi. La Terra Fina, based in the Sacramento, California, area, produces various dips, spreads, quiche, and frittatas. I found their products at Kroger, Target, Walmart, and other traditional grocery stores.

La Terra Fina Quiche

La Terra Fina Quiche is an Aldi Find, which means it’s only in stores for a short time. Each store receives one shipment, and after that sells out, it’s gone until whenever Aldi may decide to bring it back. Aldi does not offer online ordering for this product if it’s sold out at your local store.

La Terra Fina Quiche cost $9.99 for a 23-ounce quiche at Aldi at the time of publication.

For comparison, I found La Terra Fina Cheddar & Broccoli Quiche at Walmart for $8.97 for 23 ounces at the time of writing. I also found it on sale for $10.99 at Kroger, where it typically sells for $11.49. So the Aldi price appears to be in the middle of the pack compared to other retailers who carry La Terra Fina quiche.

The packages state to keep these refrigerated or frozen until ready to cook. You can freeze them before their best-by date for up to one year from the date of manufacture. The quiche I purchased on December 13th had a best-by date of January 21st. I found these in the refrigerated aisle at my local Aldi, near the deli items and meats.

The labels suggest serving this quiche for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or as a “special addition to brunch.” It can be paired with fresh fruit, salad, soup, or seasonal vegetables. The quiche is made with cage-free eggs and made with egg whites, and it contains minimal processed ingredients.

The packages have directions for heating these in a conventional oven (the recommended method) or in the microwave.

To heat in the oven, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Remove the quiche from the carton and plastic wrapping. Bake in the included foil pan for 25-28 minutes or until the center reaches 165 degrees. Add 10 minutes to baking time if heating from frozen. Carefully remove the quiche from the oven and let stand for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

To microwave, cut into serving portions and place one serving on a microwave-safe dish. Heat on high for 2 minutes or until the center of the quiche reaches 165 degrees. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

I heated these in my oven for an easy weekend dinner. These don’t taste quite as good as my homemade quiche, but they’re good. You would be perfectly fine serving these for a party or special brunch, or serving them any time for lunch or dinner.

Keep reading for more information about each variety.

La Terra Fina Classic Lorraine Quiche:

La Terra Fina Classic Lorraine Quiche 2

Classic Lorraine Quiche ready to serve.

This quiche features Swiss cheese and small pieces of bacon. It also includes some onion and chives. Some of our taste testers liked this quiche flavor the best.

La Terra Fina Classic Lorraine Quiche

La Terra Fina Classic Lorraine Quiche nutrition information and ingredients. (Click to enlarge.)

If you’re looking out for allergens, this contains milk, egg, and wheat.

One serving (1/5 of the quiche) has 320 calories, 19 grams of total fat (24% DV), 8 grams of saturated fat (40% DV), 30 mg of cholesterol (10% DV), 550 mg of sodium (24% DV), 23 grams of total carbohydrates (8% DV), 1 gram of dietary fiber (4% DV), 2 grams of total sugars, 1 gram of added sugars (2% DV), and 14 grams of protein.

La Terra Fina Cheddar & Broccoli Quiche:

La Terra Fina Cheddar and Broccoli Quiche 2

Cheddar & Broccoli Quiche ready to serve.

If you want to get a small serving of veggies with your quiche, you might prefer this option, which features broccoli and both mild and sharp cheddar cheese. It also includes some onion. Some of our taste testers didn’t like the flavor of the broccoli and preferred the Classic Lorraine Quiche more. It’s still good, though.

La Terra Fina Cheddar and Broccoli Quiche

La Terra Fina Cheddar & Broccoli Quiche nutrition information and ingredients. (Click to enlarge.)

If you’re looking out for allergens, this contains egg, milk, and wheat.

One serving (1/5 of the quiche) has 300 calories, 18 grams of total fat (23% DV), 8 grams of saturated fat (40% DV), 20 mg of cholesterol (7% DV), 480 mg of sodium (21% DV), 23 grams of total carbohydrates (8% DV), 1 gram of dietary fiber (4% DV), 3 grams of total sugars, less than 1 gram of added sugar (0% DV), and 11 grams of protein.

The Verdict:

La Terra Fina Quiche is a brand you’ll find at other grocery stores besides Aldi, and the price at Aldi is about mid-range compared to what this quiche brand costs at other retailers. This quiche is made with egg whites and cage-free eggs, and it doesn’t contain too many processed ingredients. It comes with Classic Lorraine or Cheddar & Broccoli varieties. Both are good, although some of our taste testers liked the Classic Lorraine one best.

About Rachael

Rachael is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, writing gothic romance, and collecting more houseplants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at rachaelsjohnston.com.

3 Comments

  1. I love quiche and only made it occasionally – until I found a recipe called Crustless Quiche. It’s wonderful, the faux crust is bread crumbs sprinkled on the buttered pie pan. It’s wonderful and much easier to make!

  2. I’ve had this from several sources – it’s a perfectly respectable premade quiche but it lacks the richness you get from whole eggs.

  3. This quiche is back in stores the week of May 1st, 2024.

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