Spanish Manchego Cheese Marinated with Olives and Herbs

Preparation info

  • Serves

    6

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Slow Mediterranean Kitchen

By Paula Wolfert

Published 2003

  • About

We’re used to pairing cheese and wine, but in the same vein, I've found that particular cheeses have an affinity for particular olives. For example, moist slices of fresh mozzarella are delicious served with Italian gaeta olives; Gorgonzola goes well with large, apple-green cerig-nola olives from Apulia; sheep's milk cheeses, such as kasseri or feta, are excellent with cracked green Greek olives, especially if the cheeses are sprinkled with a little crushed orégano.

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