This was really living on the edge for me. Sampling unmeltified cheese and a cooked-fruit product … and even layering the two together. Positively daring. But it didn’t work out so well. The manchego had that same old hated chalky texture that I haven’t gotten used to even after forcing a variety of cheeses down my gullet. And the quince paste is, well, a paste, for goodness sake. The only good thing about pairing the two is that you get the yuckiness out of the way all at once.
November 6, 2012