- Aged only 30 days
- Handmade in small batches
- Spain's best brand
- Bone-white and mild
- Size - 1 lb/454 gr wedge
With one bite of this fresh and flavorful cheese, you’ll understand why we asked our friends at Villajos to make baby 'Manchego.' By aging their cheese for just 30 days, half the normal time, the result is this delightfully milder, creamier cheese with none of the sharpness. This younger version of Manchego wins over tentative eaters and wows connoisseurs with every slice!
When we first tasted cheese made by the Villajos family, it stood out above any other Manchego we’d tried. Their cheese is so much better than the rest, we asked them to make a special version for us. Baby 'Manchego' was born.
This particular cheese is distinctive because no one else makes it. It’s aged just 30 days, which is half the period necessary to be recognized as "Manchego" under the official D.O. designation within the European Union. By reducing the aging period, the cheese stays creamier and milder. For many, this buttery, bone-white cheese is more approachable.
Great cheese starts with great milk, and the Villajos family uses milk fresh from local Manchega sheep. These sheep, named for the local region La Mancha, graze on grasses and herbs, which add complexity to their milk. Within hours, cheese-master Beni transforms the milk into wheels by hand.
This mild cheese is versatile, so much that we use it in every meal of the day! Try a few slices at breakfast, or serve a large wedge as an hors d’oeuvre with a glass of dry sherry or a cold beer.
We were thrilled when the Villajos family agreed to make this younger version of their award-winning Manchego for us. We hope you enjoy its milder flavor as much as we do!
Pasteurized sheep's milk, rennet, starter culture and salt.
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"Excellent in every way..."
StephanieC - Cedar Falls, IA - Nov 20, 2016
Rick Williams - Oviedo, FL - Jul 13, 2016
"We loved this cheese fresh and creamy full of flavor."
Patricia Romero - Davenport, FL - Feb 24, 2016
"Smooth and absolutely great!"
Donald Hutcherson - Bohemia, NY - Jan 31, 2016
"Good cheese, but still too creamy and a bit bland for a Manchego cheese."
Jose Pedro Santos - Cincinnati, OH - Jan 3, 2016
Lydia Garcia - Guttenberg, NJ - Dec 6, 2015
JON Howard - LONG VALLEY, NJ - Oct 18, 2015
"My family loves this cheese!"
GDG - FAIR LAWN, NJ - Jun 21, 2015
"all my family LOVED it!!"
Isabel Salazar - Stockton, CA - Mar 17, 2015
Joseph Bullyan - FORT MYERS, FL - Feb 23, 2015
Carlos Benitez - Philadelphia, PA - Feb 22, 2015
" Never met a Manchego I didn't like."
Kenny Danheiser - Sarasota, FL - Feb 15, 2015
"excellent! don't hesitate to try this cheese, you will not be disappointed."
DIANNE WEINER - MEDFORD, OR - Dec 29, 2014
"My all-time favorite Baby Manchego Cheese."
Gerardine Pelino - Elmhurst, NY - Dec 26, 2014
"We will be ordering this cheese again. A fine tasting cheese to go with wine and the sausages."
Sue Albertson - Southport, NC - Dec 1, 2014
RICARDO HENRIQUEZ - yonkers, NY - Oct 26, 2014
"CREAMY. LOTS OF FLAVOR."
RLD - DAWSONVILLE, GA - Jul 20, 2014
"The cheese was delivered on time; it was sealed for freshness and arrived in a Styrofoam cooler. We have enjoyed every bit of it."
Sonya Grimaldi - TAMPA, FL - May 25, 2014
"The best cheese that I have tried, my friends and co-workers think the same, creamy, and full of flavor, the best."
Sandra Ortega - Schaumburg, IL - Apr 6, 2014
"Wonderful flavor and texture. I like it as much as the aged Manchego."
Olympia TABOADA - ELIZABETH CITY - Mar 28, 2014