Semi-soft sheeps milk cheese from the La Mancha Region

£6.20 (per 200g)

4 in stock

Please Note:
All our cheeses are cut by hand, cheese sold by weight may vary slightly from the weight ordered - If your cheese is light on one item we will ensure the weight difference is made up on another.
Occasionally products maybe unavailable, should this happen a suitable replacement will be made - if you do not wish a substitute to be made please note in comments we will then contact you to source an alternative.

The Manchego is produced in the La Mancha region of Spain, which is also home to Don Quixote. It is made from unpasteurised sheep’s milk. It is one of the popular cheeses from Spain, made from sheep’s milk. It also comes under the PDO guidelines.

The traditional use of grass moulds leaves a distinctive, characteristic zigzag pattern on the Manchego cheese. Authentic Manchego is only made from the Manchego sheep’s milk. Manchego cheese is made from both pasteurised and unpasteurised milk. The farmhouse version is produced from unpasteurised milk while the industrial version is produced from pasteurised milk.

The rind is inedible with a distinctive, traditional herringbone basket weave pattern, pressed on it. A typical ear wheat pattern is pressed onto the top and bottom wheels of the cheese. There are specific differences in Manchego cheeses, depending on their ageing period.