Manchego
Country/Region:
Spain - La Mancha
Source of Milk:
Sheep
Texture:
Semi-Hard
Culinary Uses:
Table cheese
Description:
Manchego has a firm and compact consistency and a buttery texture, and often contains small, unevenly-distributed air pockets. The colour of the cheese varies from white to ivory-yellow, and the inedible rind from yellow to brownish beige. The cheese has a distinctive flavor, well developed but not too strong, creamy with a slight piquancy, and leaves an aftertaste that is characteristic of sheep's milk.