Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Recipe: Prosciutto Wrapped Medjool Dates and Manchega

{Prosciutto Wrapped Medjool Dates and Manchega}
It was show and tell time at the group meeting for work last week and guess what? It was my turn to share! What's the gist? Well we gotta share 5 fun facts about ourselves. I was debating over what to share and then Becky inspired me to incorporate my foodie obsession into the show and tell. So I share my fun facts and to conclude, I brought in an appetizer platter to share with the group. 

I kinda came up with this appetizer a few weeks ago since I happened to have all these ingredients at home and was rummaging around to make a tasty snack. Viola... something fancy and satisfying. I love the combination of the salty prosciutto with the sweet medjool date and mildly nutty flavor of the manchega and of course my trusty white truffle oil to make it just a little more special. The Manchega can be found at Trader Joe's but I picked up a block from Costco since I go through cheese fairly fast. I really like how fast it is to make this appetizer/snack... when I'm craving for a quick satisfying bite I don't have a lot of patience.

  • Prosciutto di Parma
  • Medjool dates
  • Manchega cheese
  • White truffle oil
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  1. Halve the dates and remove the pit. Cut the halves into smaller sizes if they are really large
  2. Shave some Manchenga cheese
  3. Top the open half of the date with a few shavings of Manchega and roll in a piece of prosciutto (just large enough so the ends overlap)
  4. Assembled treats. Drizzle with white truffle oil and crush black pepper to liking


  1. what a great idea! I usually see dates paired with bacon but I think prosciutto (and white truffle oil, hello??) would be even more splendid

  2. Hi Stuffycheaks,

    Haha... yea who can't turn down white truffle oil?!?!

  3. A wonderful and unusual combination!



  4. Hi Rosa,

    Sometimes the weirdest combinations do prove to be quite tasty.

  5. A wonderful and unusual combination!




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