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Artisan Aged Manchego Cheese - 1 Pound

Artisan Aged Manchego Cheese - 1 Pound

Award Winning - Sharp and Flavorful

All Natural

$32.95cs-95 cs-95 cs-95
 
  • Gran Seleccion Medal Winner 2005
  • Aged for six months
  • Full, sharp flavor
  • From unpasteurized free range sheep's milk
  • Size - 1 lb/454 gr wedge

Ever since we tasted this 6-month aged Manchego from the renowned Villajos family, our idea of outstanding cheese changed. How could Manchego be so nutty and bold? The answer is milk: the family churns fresh sheep’s milk in tiny batches to make a truly artisan cheese. This semi-aged Manchego is so much richer than factory-made versions, your first bite will not be your last!

The Villajos family has perfected the art of making Manchego cheese. Local Manchega sheep graze in pastures full of flowers and herbs that give their milk its full flavor. Once the ewes are milked each morning, the milk is quickly delivered to the Villajos.

Under the steady hand of master cheese maker, Beni, the ivory-colored milk is heated and churned, then pressed into baskets. Here, the cheese forms its familiar wheel that will be aged for 6 months before it is ready.

The result of longer aging is a firmer, sharper version of Manchego, with slight similarities to Parmigiano or even top quality cheddar. As cheese ages, it loses moisture: to prevent it from drying out, Villajos makes this version in larger wheels.

It’s well-suited to sweet accompaniments, like quince jam or wildflower honey. This older Manchego also completes a tapas spread nicely, alongside favorites like Jamón Iberico or Manzanilla olives.

The Villajos have been recognized for their outstanding cheeses. This particular cheese earned a Gran Selección Silver Medal for Manchego in 2005, at the annual food and agriculture fair hosted by the regional Government of Castilla-La Mancha where it is made. With one taste, you’ll see why!

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Customer Reviews

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    "Fantastic."

    Frederick - Jamestown, ND December 2018

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    "I received many compliments with this present. Both ham and cheese were excellent "

    Sylvia - Boca Raton, FL , FL December 2018

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    "Nice flavor "

    GUY - ERIE, CO December 2018

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    "Delicious"

    Pam - Franklin, MA November 2018

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    "Have purchased this cheese many times. It is one of my staples."

    drvii - Sierra Vista, AZ October 2017

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    "Mild, nutty flavor. Easy to slice"

    LeeH - Bertram , TX October 2017

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    "very good product"

    robert - santa rosa ca, CA February 2017

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    "Very authentic Spanish cheese, perfect for tapas!"

    Lesley - Fairfax, VA January 2017

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    "Delicious ! Great part of my Spanish Christmas party appetizers... just like i had in Spain. "

    NYLH - Manhattan, NY January 2017

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    "Just as I remembered it from out trip to Spain. "

    lj - Marlton, NJ December 2016

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    "GREAT, recommend "

    Deborah - ROYAL OAK , MI December 2016

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    "As always this Manchego is a favorite. Also, at a great price! "

    Craig - SHUSHAN, NY May 2016

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    "Best cheese bar none!"

    Warren - San Antonio, TX April 2016

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    "Just ok"

    Angelo - Lagrange, IN April 2016

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    "I couldn't wait to receive my order so I could share with my family. The flavor is great as is and also grilled, as we discovered! "

    Ruth - Tonawanda, NY March 2016

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    "hard to find manchego here"

    Delbert - Warner Robins, GA February 2016

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    "Excellent! Terrific aged Manchego."

    Steven - Green Valley, IL January 2016

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    "Much more complex and flavorful than the local supermarket Manchego with the dark wax coating."

    CHARLES - Lansing, MI January 2016

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    "We've consumed many pounds of this cheese. It is to versatile, from substituting for parmesan to melting it in a quesadilla."

    Donna - Sierra Vista, AZ January 2016

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    "An excellent Manchego."

    Joe - YARDLEY, PA January 2016

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    "very good"

    SILVESTRO - GALLOWAY December 2015

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    "Wonderful taste and texture."

    Josefina - Sterling Heights, MI July 2015

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    "Excellent with the Ham or by itself. Packing was great."

    MARK - CHARLOTTE, NC June 2015

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    Wil - Mooresville, NC January 2015

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    Michael - Seattle, WA December 2014

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    "Excellent taste and value, goes perfect with chorizo or jamon or as a tapa on crackers. Delicious!"

    Maria - Las Vegas, NV December 2014

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    Jose - PHILADELPHIA, PA November 2014

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    "Its a PRODUCT I HAVE ORDERED OFTEN AND IT NEVER DISAPPOINTS ME."

    IRVING - BROOKLINE, MA November 2014

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    "This cheese is the most flavorful, tangy cheese - served with olives for snacking or shredded on warm rice or mixed in your favorite mac'n'cheese recipe with other cheese, it kicks it up a notch. "

    SandyG - Willington, CT November 2014

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    "This cheese is as good as it gets for aged Manchego. Great with any of the chorizos."

    Dr. - JACKSONVILLE, NC June 2014

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    Erick - SAINT ROBERT, MO June 2014

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    "Loved the young aged Manchego. Smooth semi-soft texture and full flavor. It was excellent. ¡Sabroso!"

    Enid - Chelmsford, MA May 2014

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    "The best manchego I've ever had. Ordered twice!"

    LINDA - FORTUNA, CA March 2013

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    "This was a Christmas gift...Feedback from my son was that he was enjoying it VERY much!"

    Miriam - Succasunna, New Jersey January 2013

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