Preheat oven to 325*. Divide 1/4 cup maple syrup among six 6oz custard cups; tilt custard cups to coat evenly.
In a bowl combine eggs, cheese, sugar, vanilla, and remaining tsp of maple syrup. Mix until well combined but not foamy.
Place the custard cups in a 9x13 dish. Divide egg mixture among custard cups. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Place the baking dish on an oven rack. Pour boiling water into the baking dish around custard cups to a depth of 1 inch. Bake for 40-45 mins or until a toothpick inserted near the centers comes out clean.
Remove cups from water. Cool completely in custard cups. Cover and chill until serving time.
To unmold flans, loosen edges with a knife, slipping point of knife down sides to let air inches Invert a dessert plate over each flan; turn custard cup and plate over together.