Recipe for Manchego Quince Skewers

Outstanding taste and presentation on this tapas dish. Many people consider the Manchego and quince paste (membrillo) combination a national flavor of Spain. Exotic and yummy.


1 pound quince paste (membrillo), see note
1 cup almonds, roasted and finely chopped
1 pound Manchego cheese, see note
1 bunch watercress


Cut the quince paste into 1-inch cubes and roll them in the crushed almonds. Cut the cheese into 1-inch cubes.

Put a quince cube onto a toothpick, then a watercress leaf followed by a cube of cheese. Place on a platter and serve.

Note: Parmigiano-Reggiano can be substituted for the Manchego. Quince paste can be found in cheese shops or Latin markets.