This Ponce de Leon 6 months old Manchego has a sweet, candied undertone that contributes to its popularity. Manchego is classically paired with quince paste but can also be shaved over salads or vegetables.
Although Manchego production is regulated, the guidelines are broad enough that a cheese's final flavor and texture span a huge range. All Manchego must be produced from the milk of the Manchega sheep and has a braided basket-weave imprint in the wax rind (which isn't recommended for eating).
Manchego can be aged from 60 days to 14 or more months; rinds may be treated with wax or other protective substances; milk can be raw or pasteurized; production can be automated or handmade. The upshot is this: Manchego is rarely offensive. It's usually quite approachable and snackable; and with increased age comes increased piquancy, spice, and granularity.
We sell this 6 months old Manchego in wedge of 8 ounces, and you can also purchase and entire wheel of 7 pounds.
Please note that half moon wheels may vary slightly in total weight, you will be charged for the actual weight of the wheel that you will receive.