2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
2¼ tsp. kosher salt, divided
¾ cup (1½ sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1½ lb. heirloom tomatoes, sliced ¼" thick
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
4 oz. firm cheese (such as Asiago, cheddar, or Gouda), finely grated (about 1½ cups)
1 large egg, beaten to blend
Flaky sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 Tbsp. finely chopped chives
Pulse 2 cups flour and 1¼ tsp. kosher salt in a food processor to combine. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal with a few pea-size pieces of butter remaining.
Transfer mixture to a large bowl; drizzle with vinegar and ¼ cup ice water. Mix with a fork, adding more ice water by the tablespoonful as needed, just until a shaggy dough comes together. Turn out onto a work surface and lightly knead until no dry spots remain (be careful not to overwork). Pat into a disk and wrap in plastic. Chill at least 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 400°. Gently toss tomatoes, garlic, and remaining 1 tsp. kosher salt in a large bowl. Let sit 5 minutes (tomatoes will start releasing some liquid). Drain tomato mixture and transfer to paper towels.
Unwrap dough and roll out on a lightly floured sheet of parchment paper to a 14" round about ⅛" thick. Transfer on parchment to a baking sheet. Scatter cheese over dough, leaving a 1½" border. Arrange tomatoes and garlic over cheese. Bring edges of dough up and over filling, overlapping as needed to create about a 1½" border; brush dough with egg. Sprinkle tomatoes with sea salt and pepper. Chill in freezer 10 minutes.
Bake galette, rotating once, until crust is golden brown and cooked through, 55–65 minutes. Let cool slightly on baking sheet. Finely grate zest from lemon over galette; sprinkle with chives.
Do Ahead: Dough can be made 2 days ahead. Keep chilled.
While I was selecting my tomatoes at the drop site last week, Megan said with a wink and a significant nod, "You should make the tomato galette I posted." I felt like I was hearing a secret code in farmer-chef lingo and knew I had to try it. Yeah, this is a special recipe for sure!
Absolutely love how the tomatoes caramelize down. Definitely salt and drain as directed, and do re-salt once the tart is assembled just before baking. I blotted off most of the salt with my paper towels and didn't add more salt...but I should have.