Oven-Roasted Latin Foods Queso Fresco Cheese and Apples
I was asked to test out this recipe for Oven-Roasted Latin Foods Queso Fresco Cheese and Apples, so I was more than happy to oblige. The package arrived at the most opportune of times. I was baking with my girlfriend Colleen and hadn’t planned lunch as she had an appointment at lunch time. The appointment was cancelled due to inclement weather so we were chatting and baking and not paying attention to the time.
The door bell rang and a lovely lady was standing there in the freezing temperatures, having endured some terrible road conditions, holding two bags. She asked if I was Tara and I said yes. She handed me the bags and off she went, I had no idea what was in them. To my delighted surprise it was this amazing recipe with all the fixins, even measured out to the exact amounts.
I was thrilled, we had lunch, the timing could not have been more perfect. I also adore cheese and even better when it is baked and even better when it is paired with apples. This is the easiest of appetizers and perfect for the holidays!!!
This cheese won the 2013 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix for this recipe and I totally see why. It was so amazing, I love first how easy it was and second how everything married so perfectly together. I will for sure be making this recipe again and again.
Think of giving the gift of cheese for this holiday season, it is always appreciated!! You can make up a delightful basket of cheese for a hostess gift or for someone special. Think of a unique container like a vintage basket, a metal tin or a colourful box and line it with tissue paper.
Purchase some award winning cheeses like Le Mamirolle (Quebec), Black River 5-Year-Old Cheddar (Ontario), Grizzly Gouda (Alberta), Applewood Smoked 2-Year-Old Cheddar (PEI). Next you can go that added step by unwrapping the cheese and getting rid of the pricing etc.
Rewrap in parchment paper and then Christmas wrap. Label each with their name and a description which is available at AllYouNeedIsCheese.ca/GrandPrix. Get even more creative with a wine pairing, preserves, nuts or dried fruits.
Enjoy cheese this holiday season, I know I sure will be!!! Happy Holidays!!
- 2 apples, sliced or cut into small wedges
- 1 Tbsp butter, melted
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- 1 tsp. fresh rosemary leaves
- ½ cup nuts, your choice (pistachios, walnuts, almonds, pecans etc.)
- 8 oz. Latin Foods Queso Fresco Cheese
- Freshly ground pepper
- Preheat oven to 450F. In an oven safe medium baking dish, mix apples, butter, honey, rosemary and nuts if using. Place cheese over apples, season to taste with pepper. Bake for 15 to 20 min. or until hot and golden brown. Place the dish on the table and enjoy while the cheese is hot.