Quince cheese is an amber-coloured sweet treat with a delicious fruity taste. In the beginning, this technique was mainly used to preserve the quince as long as possible after harvesting. The recipe for this autumnal treat is to cook the quince pulp with about an equal amount of sugar. Then the quince cheese is cut into pieces which are covered in sugar to stop them from sticking to the fingers. Very popular in the south of France, quince cheese is one of the thirteen Christmas desserts of Provence, and is traditionally eaten at that time of the year.
Quince cheese has all the healthy properties of the fruit it is made from. In fact, quince is very good for colic and rectal health. High in fibre, quince aids digestion and helps prevent cardio-vascular disease.