Speck Wrapped Pears with Manchego Cheese Recipe

Here is the 2nd new holiday appetizer as requested by my readers.

Speck Wrapped Pears with Manchego Cheese.

What is Speck?

Speck is smoked prosciutto and can easily be found now at most grocery stores in the deli section.

Manchego Cheese?

It is a hard cheese made from sheeps milk so it is a really nice substitute for those with dairy issues. Its flavour resembles a mild parmesan.

Manchego Cheese

I knew you would all have questions about those ingredients so it’s better to answer it right away.

This is another quick and easy appetizer recipe for the holidays.

What I like about this recipe is that it is sweet, a bit smoky and also a bit salty. It pairs really nicely with white wine too.

Recipe: Speck Wrapped Pears with Manchego Cheese

This recipe makes enough for 6 appetizers, enough for 1-2 people.


  • 1 pear, peeled, cored and cut into 6 wedges
  • Manchego cheese, cut into 6 slices
  • 6 thin slices speck (smoked proscuitto)
  • 1/2 cup arugula or baby kale
  • 1 tsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Honey to drizzle


  1. In a small bowl toss the arugula with the balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
  2. Place a piece of manchego cheese, then a bit of arugula onto each pear wedge.
  3. Wrap each wedge with the speck.
  4. You can place a toothpick through the center of each one if you like for serving.
  5. Place each wrapped pear wedge onto a plate and drizzle with a bit of honey.

They are ready to serve!


Speck Wrapped Pears with Manchego Cheese Recipe

Speck Wrapped Pears with Manchego Cheese Recipe

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