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Their shared passion started from a friendship but lead to a street food business. Dutch Michiel de Kloet-et and Spanish Ulises Bendala Rodriguez offering authentic…

Produced in the region of La Mancha, Queso Manchego is among Spain's most noteworthy cheeses. It is often served with quince paste (membrillo) — an inspired union of flavors. Spanish Manchego can now be found in many supermarkets. Quince paste is available at some supermarkets and specialty foods stores and online from thespanishtable.com.

Yesterday, at my favorite market, I saw a basket filled with little plastic boxes of quince paste.

Manchego - Spain, comes from  Machega sheep. Buttery yet zesty w/ sheep's  milk quality. Manchego Curado is smooth easy-eating for , sandwiches or salads. Manchego Viejo, is more intense and best served w/ olives, quinces and tied together w/ bread.

Manchego - Spain, comes from Machega sheep. Buttery yet zesty w/ sheep's milk quality. Manchego Curado is smooth easy-eating for , sandwiches or salads. Manchego Viejo, is more intense and best served w/ olives, quinces and tied together w/ bread.

Serrano Ham: the renowned Spanish take on prosciutto — a dry-cured ham that's sliced thin enough for the soft fat to melt on the tongue — cures in salt for two weeks, and then is stored in towering piles for upwards of two months. The resulting ham, flat and dense from the pressure of being stacked, is sweet and fatty.

The sausages and cured meats that Spain produces are a testament to the edible magic that results when a pig meets spices and a little bit of curing time.