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Marinated Manchego Cheese with Herbs and Orange Zest


Marinated Manchego Cheese with Herbs and Orange Zest
From Jose Andres

3/4 pound Manchego cheese, rind removed
2 garlic cloves, smashed
1 1/2 teaspoons coarsely cracked black pepper
3 one-inch sprigs fresh rosemary
2 sprigs fresh thyme
1 bay leaf, in 3 to 4 pieces
2 strips orange zest
1 cup extra virgin olive oil

  1. Cut the cheese into bite-size cubes.
  2. Put the cheese in a bowl with the remaining ingredients and stir well.
  3. Cover and let stand at cool room temperature for 24 hours, stirring often to redistribute the seasonings.
  4. With a slotted spoon, transfer the cheese cubes to a serving bowl or plate and serve with toothpicks.

Serves 8.

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