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Spanish cheese plate viewed from overhead with slices of cheese, ham, membrillo and pan con tomate to side
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5 from 3 votes

Spanish cheese plate

A Spanish cheese plate, with or without cured meats as well, is a great way to start a meal or for a light lunch. 
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer/Starter, Tapas/Mezze
Cuisine: Spanish
Servings: 1 +
Author: Caroline's Cooking


  • 2-3 chunks Spanish cheeses eg Manchego, Cabrales, Mahon
  • 5 slices jamon serrano approx, or jamon iberico if available
  • 5 slices chorizo approx (mild or spicy (picante) as you prefer)
  • 5 slices other cured meats/salami eg fuet, approx
  • 10 marcona almonds approx
  • 3 slices pan con tomate approx
  • 1 handful olives eg manzanilla
  • 4 slices membrillo quince jelly/paste, approx


  • Thinly slice the cheese and meats, if not already sliced.
  • Arrange the slices around a plate, with the almonds, bread, olives and membrillo on the side.
  • Adjust quantities to the number of people/course you are serving.