Stuffed Piquillo Peppers with Goat Cheese & Manchego

A traditional Spanish tapas may be served as a precursor to dinner, or as group of many small dishes that make up a meal. They may be hot or cold or a mixture of the two.

We have included piquillo peppers in our Spanish Paella and Tapas Gourmet Gift Box because when stuffed, they are the perfect start to a Spanish feast.

Piquillo Peppers are grown in northern Spain near the Navarra region. Piquillo means little beak. That little pocket makes them just perfect for stuffing. These peppers are super mild and are totally wonderful eaten alone with a great bread and olive oil. They are even better when they're stuffed with cheese. Not just any cheese, but a mixture of creamy goat cheese and Manchego cheese. The Manchego is a dry sheep's milk cheese, toasty, herbaceous and piquant. The chèvre is a fresh, creamy, tart and tangy cheese that when mixed with the Manchego, will create a balance that is utterly amazing. The acidity of the sherry vinaigrette adds a layer of complexity to the dish. Top it with the marcona almonds for a lovely crunch.

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