Chris Cognac's Gooey Machego Cheese Wrapped in Serrano Ham or Proscuitto
6 oz Machego cheese cut into 2 inch lengths
6 slices Proscuitto or Serrano ham thin sliced
2 tbs olive oil
1 tsp red pepper flakes
2 cloves garlic sliced
1. Wrap cheese in proscuitto and arrange in a 6 inch tapas or oven safe metal dish.
2. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle red pepper flakes and garlic over dish and heat in a 450 degrees oven for 5-6 minutes until oil starts to bubble and cheese inside gets gooey, then remove from heat. Let cool for approx 2 minutes.
3. Serve with crusty bread…the best part is sopping up the olive oil on in the pan with the bread. If you want to add a bit of flavor and have some “linguica sausage” on hand, chop it up and add it to the oil before cooking…wow!