Merco Manchego DOP 6 Months 3kg

This cheese is selected by Consorcio de los Quesos and is branded under their Merco label. They select it for its springy texture, buttery aroma and fruity flavour. Aged for a minimum of 6 months and arriving to us around 9 months, this cheese has a milky character much different to lesser, high-acid cheeses that are widely available.

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Product Description

Manchega Sheep are native to the arid but fertile La Mancha Plateau in central Spain. For centuries, shepherds have raised these sheep for their milk and maintained a remarkably pure lineage which, amongst other things, has resulted in milk quality that has changed little in hundreds of years.

Perhaps the best-known product from La Mancha is Manchego cheese; the pressed, matured cheese made exclusively from Manchega milk to strict rules governed by the DOP that protects it. The zig-zag pattern on the rind was traditionally imprinted by a hand-woven grass belt, but today is typically the result of a modern basket used to mould the cheese.

Made famous in the 17th century novel, Don Quixote, and commonly featured in tapas, Manchego DOP is matured from 30 days to 2 years. As it matures, it develops tiny holes or ‘eyes’ throughout the ivory-coloured paste and flavour that ranges from fruity with a milky finish when young, to a grassy flavour and sharp finish when long-aged.

This cheese is selected by Consorcio de los Quesos and is branded under their Merco label. They select it for its springy texture, buttery aroma and fruity flavour. Aged for a minimum of 6 months and arriving to us around 9 months, this cheese has a milky character much different to lesser, high-acid cheeses that are widely available.

Merco Manchego DOP 6 month 3kg 702019 Cheese Note 18Nov2021

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