The only thing more crowd-pleasing than cheese? Marinated cheese. A young, semi-firm cheese like Reny Picot Mantoro works perfectly with the bright citrus notes and sweet cooked garlic in this simple, tapas-style recipe.
1 head of garlic, cloves separated and peeled
1 navel orange, quartered, thinly sliced, and deseeded
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon finely chopped rosemary
1 teaspoon finely chopped thyme
1 pound Reny Picot Mantoro, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
- In a small saucepan, cook garlic, orange, and oil over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until garlic starts to turn golden, 10-15 minutes.
- Remove saucepan from heat and add rosemary and thyme. Season with salt and let cool.
- Once cool, pour mixture into a medium bowl, add Mantoro and gently toss to coat. Cover and chill at least 12 hours.
- Bring marinated Mantoro to room temperature before serving with bread.