- The most popular Spanish cheese
- Semi cured. Aged for 3 months
- Mild flavor, great for all the family members
- Perfect for tapas or sandwiches
Manchego sheep's milk cheese is the most popular in Spain without any doubt. It comes from the La Mancha region, Don Quixote’s land, and it is made from indigenous sheep’s milk. This young and mild Manchego cheese is aged for 3 months creating a flavorful and creamy cheese perfect to combine with grapes, quince jelly, or nuts. In fact, it is quite common in Spain to serve it as a dessert. The classic way is cutting it in triangular wafers. Remember to keep it in the refrigerator for longer conservation. Wrap it in plastic film or use a cloth soaked in olive oil to cover it, as the traditional way.
Manchego is a DO, name-controlled cheese, which can be made only from the milk of the Manchega sheep. They graze in the provinces of Albacete, Ciudad Real, Cuenca, and Toledo, all of which form the region of La Mancha. The best cheese is produced when the milk is the richest, between August and December. The pattern on the rind honors a time when the cheese was wrapped in sheets of woven esparto grass