4 oz. good-quality blue cheese, cut into small, thin cracker-size slices
4 oz. membrillo (quince paste), cut into small, thin cracker-size slices
Cracked black pepper
Arrange the crisps on a serving platter.
Top each crisp with a slice of blue cheese and a slice of membrillo. Don’t overdo the blue cheese or the membrillo flavor will disappear completely.
Finish with a few grinds of fresh black pepper and serve immediately.
Membrillo is sold in small, square plastic tubs and can typically be found with the specialty cheeses in well-stocked grocery stores. If you can’t find it, substitute any sweet, tangy spread, such as fig jam, that will set off the sharp saltiness of the blue cheese.
If you don’t care for blue cheese, try this with an aged Manchego, the classic Spanish pairing. Aged cheddar or pecorino would be delicious too.