- Artisan made in small batches
- Spain's finest, award winning
- Rich, slightly sharp flavor
- From free-ranging sheep's milk
- Size - 1 lb/454 gr wedge
A hint of sweet, a hint of sharp and a ton of flavor: this Manchego is nothing short of delicious. This farmhouse cheese puts the grocery store Manchego cheeses to shame. Our friends at Villajos use incredibly fresh milk from local, free ranging sheep and lovingly tend each wheel as it ages. You can taste the difference in each delicious bite!
We stumbled upon this outstanding cheese at a fair in Trujillo, deep in the western part of Spain. Even though we’d spent the entire day tasting cheeses, this Manchego stood out above the rest. Its firm yet creamy texture gave way to a delightful nuttiness: what a discovery at the end of a long day.
Only later did we realize we’d tasted an award-winning cheese!
The Villajos family makes this artisan Manchego by hand. They focus on quality from the beginning, using the freshest possible milk from Manchega sheep, a name that means "from La Mancha." Local herds graze on hills above their cheese-making facility, nibbling rosemary and other herbs in the fresh grass. This diverse diet makes for complex milk when the animals are milked each morning in time for the cheese-making!
Master cheese maker Beni transforms the milk into the thick wheels that are aged for three months before it becomes true Manchego. The result is a slightly sharp, intensely aromatic cheese with a bold, yet creamy nuttiness. We love to drizzle some chestnut honey over a wedge with a slice of fresh bread, or serve it alongside dried figs. Sometimes it makes its way into our kitchen, either in a Spanish tortilla or shaved into a fresh salad.
This large wedge is the perfect amount to bring out for a cocktail party or family gathering. You can also slice wedges to serve as an hors d’oeuvre or a cheese course, and wrap the rest of the wheel in wax paper to store for later. It’s certain to make many evenings of entertaining all the more merry.
Pasteurized sheep's milk, salt, rennet, starter culture, calcium chloride, egg lysosome.
Contains MILK, EGG.
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Martha - Marblehead , MA December 2019
"Great tasting cheese!"
Bill - Williamsburg , VA December 2018
"This cheese tastes fine, but it doesn't taste like a young Manchego. I recently spent three years in Spain and was really hoping to eat something similar to a semi-curado Manchego. But this tasted more like a Pecorino to me. This cheese was very sharp, not like a young Manchego at all. I have found better tasting Manchego at my local supermarket. Highly disappointing. "
Teresa - Gulfport, MS December 2018
"Excellent cheese, great flavor!"
Richard - Sutherland , VA November 2018
"What a difference in flavor from the manchego in my local grocery store. Delicious. "
Linda - Oyster Bay , NY October 2018
"Excellent quality, delicious!"
Margaret - Blacksburg, VA September 2018
Marife - Taunton, MA November 2016
"un poco fuerte"
Victoria - Portsmouth, VA November 2016
"Fresh,mild,one of my favorites."
RICARDO - yonkers, NY June 2016
Maria - Tulsa, OK January 2016
"Took it, along with Marcona almonds, to a party as a tapas...everyone raved! "
Joyce - Saylorsburg, PA November 2015
joseph - moncks corner, SC May 2013
Jesse - Tacoma, WA April 2013
MARSHA - Deland, FL March 2013
G - Downingtown, Pennsylvania January 2013
Rey - Tampa, Florida January 2013