Queso Manchego is a pressed cheese made from raw or pasteurized ewe’s milk of the Manchega breed that grazes freely on the pastures in the provinces of Albacete, Ciudad Real, Cuenca, and Toledo. When produced from raw milk, Manchego cheese is labeled as Artesano.
Its color ranges from pale yellow to greenish-black, and the flavor is slightly acidic, but depending on the aging period, it can also be spicy and peppery. The texture is firm and compact and it may contain tiny, irregular, unevenly distributed eyes.
The rind is usually washed and coated immersed in olive to preserve its natural appearance and protect the cheese from the mold. This full-fat cheese is rich in calcium and packed with essential vitamins such as A, D and E.
Our Manchego is Curado (three to six months)
- Made from pasteurized or unpasteurized sheep’s milk
- Country of origin: Spain
- Region: La Mancha
- Type: semi-soft
- Texture: firm and supple
- Rind: waxed
- Colour: pale yellow
- Flavour: fruity, nutty, sweet, tangy
- Aroma: grassy, pleasant
- Vegetarian: no