Style

A hard, sheep’s cheese

Where’s it from?

La Mancha, Spain

Characteristics

It has an unmistakable richness like Brazil nuts and caramel, the aroma of lanolin and roast lamb and a slightly salty finish. The texture is dry yet creamy and the roasemary it is coated in sends a warmth throughout the entire cheese.

Is it safe to eat Manchego while pregnant?

Yes, Manchego is a pasteurised cheese

Do you have Manchego for sale?

Yes, we normally expect to have Manchego in our Somerset Deli and usually at our market stalls

Is Manchego a “smelly cheese”?!

Manchego is definietly not a ‘smelly cheese’ like a Stinking Bishop or a Rebel Monk.

Is Manchego an artisan cheese?

Most Manchego are made in factories nowadays however our Rosemary Manchego is Hecho a Mano, or Hand Made so yes, it is an artisan cheese.

Would Manchego be good in a cheese hamper?

We recommend a balanced mix of cheeses in the best cheese hamper, such as a cheddar, a firm blue, a runny blue, a brie, a goats cheese and a ewe’s cheese, plus some crackers, chutneys and if you really want to push the boat out a bottle of Somerset wine or two.

Is Manchego a vegetarian cheese?

No, Manchego is not a vegetarian cheese