My love affair with Manchego cheese began at a friend’s Kentucky Derby party several years ago. It’s nutty, semi-dry, and delicious! Even better, they have it at Costco so I can buy a huge chunk for about $12. My kids also love it, which is a plus because while we don’t drink milk we do try to consume our fair share of fermented dairy (homemade yogurt and cheese, especially Gouda -also available in massive chunks at Costco).
As with many things in my life, I began writing this post during my blissful summertime afternoons when all kids were upstairs napping… before #4 arrived and sent me back into the newborn phase when naps are utterly unpredictable and I squeeze in “me” time at all ridiculous hours. So here we are in March, when cucumbers are certainly not abundant in my backyard. But when I wrote this we were overflowing with them. And tomatoes. Lots of goodness that needed to be used up and they were perfect for this snack. I do still make this in the winter with store bought produce.
This is a recipe that I have long loved from Lemons for Lulu and I added a few more ingredients to create more of a salad than an appetizer.
2 cloves Garlic, about 1 tbsp minced (we buy the gigantic container of minced garlic from Costco. We use it a lot, and this saves time)