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Manchego Aged 6 Months 1LB

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$19.99
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IT012142

 Product Description

Pulling the cheese out of the cave after between three and six months gives you a Manchego Curado. The cheese is about halfway to being completely solid – technically, it’s semi-cured – and breaks easily when required, with just a hint of yellow in the colour. The taste is mild, not over-powering, with a nutty piquancy and a smooth, creamy texture in the mouth. At this point it works very well for melting or in other ways finishing off a dish.

Manchego cheese is the most important and well-known sheep’s milk cheese in Spain. The shape of this cheese is very characteristic and defined, due to the traditional use of esparto grass molds which imprints a zigzag pattern along the side of the cheese. The small wooden boards used for pressing the cheese also imprints the typical wheat ear pattern on the top and bottom.

Perfect Pairings

The intense taste and crumbly texture make it perfect to eat it as is, with a slice of bread. As the focal point of Antipasto, Manchego can be served with olives, sun-dried tomatos, crusty bread. It is equally enjoyable as a snack or dessert with fruit or fruit tarts.

The robust red wine (Rioja) or a dry sherry (Fino). The aromatic intensity of a Manzanilla wine makes it an excellent foil for this cheese. The result is a magnificent combination of aromas giving a new sensation of complexity and elegance. Each brings out the flavor of the other and the fresh aromas are reminiscent of flowers, nuts and lavender.

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