La Mancha, Central Spain
Type of cheese:
Spain’s most famous cheese. Produced in La Mancha in Central Spain, true Manchego is semi-hard and made from 100% sheep’s milk.
The abundance of wild herbs on Central Spain’s grazing lands gives Manchego its special taste and aroma. Zesty and exuberant, it has a firm texture without being dry, and a distinctive, delicate flavour with a slight piquancy.
A mild and versatile cheese, Manchego pairs beautifully with a wide range of fruits, nuts, crackers and breads. For a Spanish-inspired cheeseboard, pair it with almonds, Parma ham, and chorizo, or try it lightly drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. Fruity wines with ample acidity are a great match for this cheese’s creamy, zesty flavour. Enjoy it with a crisp Verdejo, Spanish Cava, or robust Tempranillo.
You can find both Manchego Semi-Curado (3 months) and Manchego Curado (6 months) in our deli section. Remove the rind before enjoying.