The Lemon Grove Christmas Advent Calendar, December 15
Membrillo is a delicious, sweet, thick reddish paste made with quince and lemon and a perfect taste and colour for Christmas.
This slice was bought at local cheese maker @blackwoods running a popup shop @boreplace.
While I made some quince jelly this year, I didn’t try my hand at membrillo despite having seen lots of tempting images from @somersetmembrillo 😊
The texture is of a soft, slightly grainy jelly and has a delicate floral, honeyed flavour, with tones of other seasonal fruits such as cranberry and and maybe figs.
Made in blocks, it’s a perfect foil for strong tasting cheese such as Manchego from Spain, for spreading on toast, or to perk up meats.