Manchego Cheese with Pear and Pepper Preserves

We like the sweet-spicy flavor of the pear and pepper preserves here, but feel free to use your favorite jam. In Spain, manchego cheese is often served with a quince paste called membrillo.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 5 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 1 wedge (½ lb.) manchego cheese
  • ¼ cup pear and pepper preserves


  • Place manchego wedge on a plate next to a bowl of pear preserves. Give each guest a small spoon for the pear preserves, and a paring knife for the cheese.