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Ibérico Cheese from La Mancha - 8.8 Ounces

Ibérico Cheese from La Mancha - 8.8 Ounces

Balanced Flavor, Aged 60 Days

$11.95cs-101 cs-101 cs-101
  • Milder than Manchego
  • Mixed milk - cow, goat and sheep
  • Pasteurized - aged 60 days
  • Aged in La Mancha
  • Size - 8.8 oz/250 gr wedge

Ibérico cheese is beautifully balanced, full of flavor but with a very mild sharpness. We find that it is very approachable to even cheese novices. It is over half cow's milk, lending a smoothness that adds nuance to the bright, tangy flavors of the other milks. It is medium cured, with a firm bite. We enjoy it sliced in wedges, paired with fruit or a slice of membrillo quince preserve.

Ibérico cheese comes from La Mancha, the home of Spain's famous Manchego cheese, and it shares the bright complex flavor and signature crosshatched rind. Whereas Manchego is made of 100% pure sheep's milk, Ibérico adds the smoothness of cow's milk, and the acidity of goat's milk. The result is an approachable little brother to the more intense flavor of Manchego.

La Mancha is vast and arid, a place where herds of sheep and goats forage among the thistles and rosemary for sustenance. To this day, traffic is often stopped on country roads by shepherds leading their animals across to graze nearby. This fragrant diet and life of exercise creates a flavorful, rich milk - the secret to Ibérico cheese's complex taste.

We recommend allowing your Ibérico cheese to come to room temperature before it is served, better to enjoy its full flavor.

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Customer Reviews

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    HAH - Hobe Sound, FL September 2018

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    "Cheese was great!"

    Pat - ATLANTA, GA July 2017

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    STEWART - VERO BEACH, FL July 2017

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    "Simply delicious. Eaten with a fig preserves on an artisan cracker and a good white wine."

    Kevin - Oviedo, FL September 2016

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    "enjoyed every bite with crackers"

    Grace - Stockton, CA April 2016

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    "Top notch, very good and well packaged."

    Jose - Scottsdale, AZ January 2016

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    "This cheese is very good. I used it on a charcuterie tray for Christmas Eve."

    KRIS - Saint Petersburg, FL December 2015

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    Robert - Greece, NY December 2015

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    "An excellent smooth blend."

    John - Los Lunas, NM December 2015

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    "We love this cheese for its mild flavor. It's tastier than expected with its mix of cow, sheep, and goat's milk. A great, everyday cheese."

    PAULA - COLUMBIA, SC October 2015

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    "Tasty but dry."

    RICHARD - OCALA, FL September 2015

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    "this product did not last long! everybody enjoyed."

    Rafael - Saint Louis, MO January 2015

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    Elizabeth - Pepperell, MA January 2015

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    Joan - Tracy, CA December 2014

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    "Very tasty..."

    Earl - Brooksville, FL December 2014

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    Thomas - Chicago Heights, IL December 2014

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    Maria - North Huntingdon, PA November 2014

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    Kutz - WASHINGTON, DC November 2014

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    RLD - DAWSONVILLE, GA July 2014

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    John - Houston, TX July 2014

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    "The cheese was delicious, I served it at a dinner party, it was gone in less than an hour. My guests absolutely enjoyed it"

    Tony - PEORIA, AZ May 2014

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