Manchego is produced in region of La Mancha, south of Madrid and falls under an AOP. The beautiful dark rind has zigzags embedded into it from the tradition of using a grass mould. At this stage of it's life, Manchego becomes crumbly in texture, the interior acquires a butterscotch colour and has a sharp, sweet, nutty, tangy, lingering taste.
Country of origin: Spain
Region, town: La Mancha
Source of milk: Sheep's milk
Texture: Firm, grainy and crumbly
Flavour: Sweet, tangy and nutty
Aging time: Minimum 60 days
Serving Suggestion: Like to mix sweet and savoury? Pair this rich sheep's milk cheese with quince, it is heaven!
Wine Pairing: If you are looking for something to drink with this cheese, try a sherry, it will compliment nicely.