WHAT IT TASTES LIKE: Rich, creamy, sweet, piquant, aromatic, fruity and savoury, with subtle nutty notes and an aftertaste of sheep’s milk. Ivory-coloured paste with a firm texture.
WHERE IT COMES FROM: Manchego is Spain’s most well-known cheese and makers claims that it has probably been around for at least 2000 years. Ours is made from the milk of the Manchega sheep, which seem to graze happily on the tough vegetation of the La Mancha plain, an arid plateau in central Spain. Ojos del Guadiana Manchego is matured for 17 months – the embossed pattern on the rind is added these days to replicate the marks that rush moulds would leave on the outside of the cheese in days gone by.