Spanish Cheese Board

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup marinated mixed olives
  • 1/2 cup Spiced Marcona Almonds, recipe follows
  • 1 soft Spanish cheese, such as Cabra Romero
  • 1 wedge mild Spanish cheese, such as Manchego
  • 4 ounces sliced jamon serrano
  • 1 hunk of Spanish blue cheese, such as Cabrales, or a smoky cheese
  • 1/4 cup quince paste or honey
  • Assorted crackers, for serving
  • Spiced Marcona Almonds:
  • 3 cups Marcona almonds
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
Directions
  • On a large serving board, arrange the olives and almonds next to the soft cheese, the jamon next to the mild cheese, and the quince paste next to the blue cheese.

  • Serve with crackers on the side.

Spiced Marcona Almonds:
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Place the almonds, olive oil, paprika, rosemary and salt on a rimmed baking sheet and toss until evenly combined. Bake until lightly browned and fragrant, tossing halfway through, about 10 minutes.

  • Transfer the almonds to a bowl and let cool completely. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.


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