This Fried Manchego Cheese with Lavender Honey is an easy appetizer recipe that's sweet, salty and seriously addictive! Creamy manchego cheese gets lightly fried, then drizzled with a sweet and herbal homemade lavender honey.
There are so many things to say about this recipe, and yet also so little. It's fried cheese! What more do you need to know?
Well, actually, you should know that this is really two recipes in one. In addition to the crispy, gooey fried cheese, we're also making our own lavender infused honey to drizzle over top. This honey is not just good on the fried cheese, but on all cheese. It makes such a lovely addition to a cheese platter, and is also great stirred into tea or smeared on buttered toast. The recipe makes significantly more than you'll need for this dish, but I'm sure you'll have no problem finding different ways to use it all up.
Now, about that fried cheese. We're not just frying any cheese, we're frying up Manchego cheese. It's a firm sheep's milk cheese from Spain with a buttery, nutty flavor. It's delicious on it's own, and like most other things in life, is even better when deep fried. Watch the video to see just how it's done, and then run - don't walk! - to go make some yourself. You can thank me later.
Speaking of Spain, Chaser and I are headed there in the fall for a little getaway, and I am SO beyond excited. Mostly for the cheese. And the jamon. And the anchovies. Okay, who am I kidding? I'm super pumped for it all! We'll be spending most of our time in Barcelona with a few days in Madrid and possibly some surrounding towns. If you've ever spent time in that part of the world, I'd love to hear your recommendations on what to see, do, and obviously eat! Leave your tips in the comments below, then get back to enjoying the weekend.
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