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Definition: Manchego

A type of sheep's milk cheese native to the La Mancha region of Spain. It is Spain's most popular cheese is pale in color with a waxy rind and is usually sold in cylinders or wedges. It's a semi-firm, rich cheese with a mellow to sharp flavor depending on the age. The most commonly exported cheese is aged 3-4 months and is known as curado, while the older kind is called viejo. Great for snacking and melting.

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cherryk cherryk 6 years
My mouth is watering, I better get to bed before I get an after-midnight "snack."
Indigo4320 Indigo4320 6 years
This is amazing! Love to eat a slice then eat a grape. Perfect salty/sweet combo!
SugarFreak SugarFreak 9 years
This is actually my favorite cheese!!
harperjs harperjs 9 years
Rachel Ray uses manchego all the time. She probably has some good recipes around.
sodria sodria 9 years
I absolutely love this cheese!
BatKitty BatKitty 9 years
Viva España! :D looove my queso tapas bars it's sometimes conserved in olive oil, and best eaten as a tapa with piquitos (short bread sticks), fresh bread, jamón serrano (kinda like prosciutto), spanish green olives, and a nice glass of wine or a cold beer...*drools*
aanyanka aanyanka 9 years
I love manchego. I make a creamy polenta with spinach and manchego that is just fabulous.
Nicky Nicky 9 years
Ohhh my parents love that cheese, i'm not really a fan of cheese in general!!! :)
Pokemyhontas Pokemyhontas 9 years
Manchego is also one of my favorites! If you like this cheese, also try Dutch Parrano or Old Amsterdam.
geek_diva geek_diva 9 years
I just had Manchego with quince jelly as an appetizer at a restaurant recently, and now I'm addicted! So yummy!
sumnboutme sumnboutme 9 years
i love Manchego...actually, i just love cheese...manchego, parmegiano reggiano, gouda, chevre...all of them...
maximumblonde maximumblonde 9 years
I just bought my first hunk of manchego...if anyone has any crafty tasty ideas for it (aside from just going directly in to my mouth) I'd love to hear them!
busybeegal busybeegal 9 years
Oh gosh, I'm such a manchego addict. I could just eat slice after slice of this stuff.
lexichloe lexichloe 9 years
Yum! This sounds like the type of cheese I like, I've never heard of manchego...
Swp2885 Swp2885 9 years
mmm i just tried this kind of cheese this weekend and it was super tasty
MamaBee MamaBee 9 years
If your grocery store or cheese shop sells Membrillo, or quince paste - or even quince jam - it is delicious with manchego! A slice of manchego and a slice of membrillo on a piece of baguette is wonderful. It's like an international version of cheddar cheese with apple pie ...
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
Asuka Asuka 9 years
I love this cheese, is one of my favorites. I didn't know it was good for melting! I'll have to try that :P
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