Grilled Serrano Ham and Manchego Sandwich

Preparation info
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    • Difficulty


Appears in
Cheese Obsession

By Georgeanne Brennan

Published 2013

  • About

I’ve never met a ham and cheese sandwich I didn’t like, and this Spanish-inspired version is exceptional. It features the classic pairing of Manchego and membrillo (quince paste). Manchego is available at various stages of aging; I prefer a semiaged cheese here, but any will do.


  • 8 slices ciabatta, sturdy white bread, or whole-grain bread
  • 4 Tbsp (2 oz


Spread 1 side of each bread slice with a little of the butter. Place 4 slices, buttered side up, on a work surface. Top the bread with the Manchego, covering it completely. Place 2 slices of ham on each sa