Cherries & Manchego

June 22, 2011

I have a new favorite, quick and easy dessert heading into the Summer season. The sweet tart of the cherry alongside a bite of Manchego cheese is out of this world.

We like to host good sized groups at our beach place during the Summer months, and making a time consuming dessert after a long day of hosting is generally not in the cards. I like to fill bowls with whatever cherries look best at the market that day, and have bowls of the cheese, which is a Spanish sheep’s milk, set alongside. It is easy for guests to pass the bowls, and I like the informality of it, which is the vibe we like to set when entertaining at the beach.

2 tips. Make sure to put a small bowl out for the cherry pits, and don’t use your best white linen napkins. Use whatever napkin you don’t mind having a guest get a bit of cherry juice on.

Cheers to the start of the season!