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From Spain: 1 Year Aged Mitica Manchego

posted on September 4th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Sweet Dreams are made of (Manchego) cheese. Did you know...the unique pattern on Manchego's rind honors a time when the cheese was wrapped in sheets of woven esparto grass? Pretty cool little tidbit for all you cheese lovers... Manchego is produced in the La Mancha region of Spain, which is also home to Don Quixote. It is made from unpasteurized sheep's milk and is one of the popular sheep's milk cheeses from Spain. Authentic Manchego is only made from the Manchego sheep's milk. Manchego cheese is made from both pasteurized and unpasteurized milk. The farmhouse version is produced from unpasteurized milk while the industrial version is produced from pasteurised milk. A buttery texture with a sweet, lingering flavor, manchego cheese is quite delicious on its own but we recommend pairing it with Mitica Orange Blossom Honey and some lightly salted crackers for a heavenly sweet and savory treat. Or if you really want to take it to the next level, consider adding it to a… Read More

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