Manchego El Trigal - aged 6 months, sheep's milk hard cheese, cut cheese - 1 lb/454 gr, Spain.
Manchego is Spainís most popular sheep's milk cheese. The sheep come from the plains of La Mancha, the home of the famous Don Quixote. The area is extremely hot and the sheep graze on dry pastures and grain stubble fields. When it comes time to mature, like many other Spanish cheeses, Manchego is smeared with olive oil. It has a very potent, nutty flavor that is unforgettable. The amount of time this cheese matures varies.
Appropriate wines: Rioja Alta, Penedes, young cabernet. You can also try with a beer.
Fat in Cheese: 55%.