1 round, 12 to 16 ounces, Wisconsin gouda cheese
1 round membrillo (quice paste) or guava paste*
Place the gouda on a decorative serving platter, preferably round. Place the round of membrillo next to it. Diners can cut their own portions, placing them on dessert plates. If preferred, the cheese and membrillo can be sliced first and placed on the platter.
*These "pastes" can be purchased in Hispanic/Latin grocery stores or supermarket sections. The buttery cheese and tart fruit paste are perfect complements.