Our Featured Gourmet Raw Milk Cheese
Manchego is produced in the La Mancha region of Spain, home of Don Quixote, and is a very popular Spanish cheese. Manchego is made with raw or pasteurized sheep's milk. Our 8 months old Manchego is made with raw sheep's milk.
The rind of this Spanish gourmet cheese is inedible and it has a distinctive, characteristic to the Manchego, basket weave pattern pressed in the rind. There are specific differences in Manchego cheeses, depending on their aging period, but the cheese remains relatively sweet and mild at any age with a touch of salty nuts.
Serve this cheese in wedges, with olives and thin slices of Serrano ham, Marcona Almonds and membrillo quince preserves.
We cut and wrap this cheese in wedges of 8 ounces and 1 pound. read more...
Browse our great selection of International Gourmet Raw Milk Cheese. A cheese is considered a raw milk cheese when the milk used to produce that cheese, prior to setting the curd, has not been heated above 104°F. According to FDA regulations raw milk cheeses must be aged for 60 days or longer at a temperature of not less than 35°F. Is raw-milk cheese safe, does it taste better – a debate that is not going away any time soon if ever. Some believe that raw milk cheese does taste better; that the complexity of the organisms naturally occurring in raw milk deepens the flavor; that pasteurized cheeses can't really approach that. Others believe that the risk of contamination is too great and that many pasteurized cheeses are excellent and often award-winning while competing head-to-head with their raw milk brothers. The debate rages among cheese gourmands; try some raw milk cheeses and let us know what you think by giving us your opinion in a product review.
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