One of Spain's best known cheeses, Manchego is a popular, rich and creamy unpasteurised sheep's cheese made in the La Mancha region. Manchego has a firm consistency and a buttery texture often with small air pockets. The colour of the cheese can vary from white to ivory yellow, with the rind (which is inedible) being yellow to beige/brown.
The cheese has a distinctive flavour, well developed but not too strong, creamy with a slight piquancy with a delicious aftertaste that is characteristic of sheep's milk. The distinctive zigzag pattern on the wax rind of the cheese proves that the cheese is Manchego and guarantees the exclusive use of milk only from the Manchego sheep and that the cheese has been aged for a minimum of two months.
The intense flavour and crumbly texture makes it ideal for grilling, or just serve it with olives, sun-dried tomatoes, charcuterie, crusty bread and a robust red wine!