Manchego DOP Cured
This classic Spanish cheese is often found to be hard, aged and crystallised with it's flavour developing as it is cured.
The doors opened to the public a company dedicated to making authentic artisanal Manchego cheese, in the municipality in Villarejo de Fuentes. The village, located in the heart of La Mancha Alta Conquense has always enjoyed clean air and temperatures suitable for the practice of this profession.
Added to some shepherds of excellent qualities, his cattle get the raw material needed for such development. In fact, one of the economies that proliferated in the municipality, and from the Bronze Age, around 1800 BC C., was grazing, because in a hill near the town were located and useful cheese related to cheese production was closely linked to that tradition. Patron of the town itself retains name attesting that: “The Holy Christ of the Shepherds”.
Manchego is a pleasantly balanced mix of savory, tangy, and slightly sweet. The cheese is somewhat sharp, but not overwhelmingly so, and features creamy, nutty notes throughout. There is an unmistakable piquant finish that lingers in the mouth that is common with all cheeses made from sheep milk.