We recently acquired a very large wheel of Spanish manchego cheese. In my office building, there is a Spanish foods import business. What luck! The owners are a brother-sister team and some of the most warm, friendly people I know. Although they usually only sell their products wholesale, the handsome Spaniards opened their treasure chests to the public during an afternoon warehouse sale a few weeks ago.

I got overly excited chatting, passing around my baby, tasting olives and chorizo and downing small squares of cheese. Next thing I knew, I had a large box of goodies including a 3 kilo wheel of the best ever manchego. It is likely that my husband and I alone could eat the entire wheel of cheese in the coming months. To help rid our waistlines of the burden of this glorious cheese, we had a “Come Help Eat our Manchego” party on Sunday. These dates were just one of the taste treats we offered to work through our wheel.

Manchego Stuffed Dates with Truffle Honey

Manchego cheese
Truffle Honey (buy some here or mix some truffle oil with honey to taste)

Make a slice in the side of the date and remove the pit. Insert a slice of manchego cheese. Drizzle with truffle honey. mmmm