A DOP cheese made only from milk of the ancient breed of Manchega sheep. At 6 months old, this Manchego is toothsome and nutty.
The rind pattern on Manchego honors a time when it was made by pressing the curd into baskets of native esparto grass. Manchego is the workhorse cheese of Spanish cuisine, with its mild, nutty characteristics; it is well suited as a sandwich topping or to be cubed up for snacking.
MILK: pasteurized sheep’s milk
TASTING: buttery, mellow saltiness, subtle sheep flavor
SERVING: classically served with membrillo, with pickled vegetables or tinned seafood
PAIRING: riojas or tempranillo wine
REGION OF ORIGIN: Spain
MADE IN SPAIN