Baked Manchego with Chorizo & Salsa Verde

Warm gooey cheese with chorizo? Yes, please! A great snack with a glass of red wine, you can also substitute other kinds of cheese, like raclette or cheddar.

You will need:
10 ounces manchego cheese, cubed
2 raw chorizo sausages

For the salsa verde:
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup green olives, pitted
and chopped
1/2 cup parsley, chopped
1/2 cup mint, chopped
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
salt and pepper

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Divide the cheese into four small or one large cast-iron skillet.
  3. Cook the chorizo until brown, no grease needed.
  4. Top the skillets with chorizo and salsa verde.
  5. Bake until the cheese is golden and bubbly.
  6. For the salsa Verde: Place all ingredients in a food processor. Blend until you have a chunky sauce.
  7. Add more olive oil if it’s too thick.
  8. Set aside to allow the flavors to meld before serving.

Photography by Paul “Sweet Paul” Lowe