Baked Paprika Cheese
Simple but delicious
Torta del Casar cheese, in box
2 teaspoons sweet smoked paprika, plus extra for sprinkling
country-style bread , toasted or grilled, to serve
For this recipe try to use Torta del Casar, a soft-centered sheep’s milk cheese from Extremadura. If you can’t find it, try similar French or Portuguese cheeses that bake well.
Preheat your oven to 180C/gas 4. Cut off the top of the cheese with a knife and sprinkle with the paprika.
Place the cheese on a baking tray, pop it in the oven and cook for 15 minutes, until the cheese is very soft and gooey. Transfer it onto a plate and sift over a little extra paprika.
Serve the baked cheese immediately with the toasted or grilled bread.