All of the following appetizers are for specialty cheeses. I serve these cheeses with homemade bread sticks and an assortment of crackers. Enjoy! 🙂
Marinated Manchego Cheese on Sourdough
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
3 green onions, chopped
1 shallot, minced
1 tsp. cumin seeds
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
10 ox. Spanish Manchego Cheese
1/2 cup roasted red peppers
12 sourdough baguette slices, 1/2 inch thick
Whisk oil, green onions, shallot, and cumin seeds until blended. Season with salt and pepper.
Cut cheese and roasted red peppers into 1/4 inch thick slices. Arrange cheese slices in single layer in a 13 X 9 inch dish. Place 1 pepper strip on each cheese slice. Pour dressing over cheese, cover and refrigerate overnight.
Let stand at room temp. 1 hour before using.
Top bread slices with 1 cheese and pepper stack. Drizzle with dressing from cheese.
Serve with Carletto Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2012!
Morel Mushroom and Leek Monterey Jack
Morel Mushrooms add an earthy flavor to this leek studded smooth white cheese. Every bite includes a mouthwatering melange of woodsy mushroom and sweet and savory leek. Made in Wisconsin, this cheese is delicious served on a variety of crackers accompanied by Carletto Pino Grigio 2011 Wine!
Honey Goat Cheese
Handcrafted in Wisconsin from fresh high-quality milk. This mild, tangy cheese enhanced with sweet white organic Indian Honey is sure to please your palate! It makes a perfect appetizer with a melange of crackers or a delightful snack served with fruit and nuts! 🙂
Best served with Carletto Wines!