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Don Cayo Manchego DOP Spanish Sheep Cheese Slice, Aged 3 Months

8.82 oz (250 g)
SKU: 121739
Availability:In stock
$11

Don Cayo's Manchego DOP cheese, made in Spain, is crafted from Manchega sheep's milk and aged for three months. This cheese boasts a rich, nutty flavor with a buttery and slightly crumbly texture, ideal for pairing with Spanish red wine, crackers, fresh fruit, honey, or nuts.

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FEATURES

Manchego PDO Cheese Slice, Aged 3 Months (Loncha de Queso Manchego DOP Semicurado) - 8.82 oz (250 g), by Don Cayo, from Spain.

Manchego cheese is globally renowned for its distinctively patterned rind, dense texture, and bold flavor. It originates from Spain's La Mancha region, the native habitat of purebred Manchego sheep. Authentic Manchego cheese producers have long been dedicated to preserving its rich heritage, earning it the Protected Designation of Origin status in 1984 and numerous national and international accolades.

Crafted primarily from pasteurized milk of purebred Manchega sheep, it features a characteristic herringbone pattern on its rind composed of "flowers" on the flat sides of the cheese and the "pleita" mark on its side surfaces, reflecting its artisanal aging process. With its firm, pale yellow interior, Manchego cheese spans various aging categories, from fresco (fresh) to curado (cured). Manchego fresco is young and mild, while curado is aged and boasts a sharper, nuttier taste.

Don Cayo's authentic semi-cured Manchego cheese falls between the fresco and curado variants. Aged for three months, it has a perfect balance of freshness and maturity, boasting a rich, nutty taste with a pleasantly softer texture. The slices are expertly cut with care and finesse, preserving the texture of the cheese, its balance of flavors, and its visual appeal. To best enjoy this cheese, consider these pairings:

  • Crackers: Serve the cheese with a selection of crackers such as water crackers, whole wheat crackers, or artisanal varieties to provide a crunchy contrast to its creamy texture.
  • Fresh Fruit: Pair the cheese with fresh fruit, such as apples, pears, grapes, or figs, to add a touch of sweetness and freshness that complements its savory flavor.
  • Nuts: Add a selection of nuts such as almonds, walnuts, or pecans to provide a crunchy texture and nutty flavor that complements the cheese.
  • Honey: Drizzle some honey over the cheese to add a touch of sweetness that balances its rich flavor and enhances its complexity.
  • Olives: Serve the cheese with various olives, such as green, black, or marinated varieties, to provide a salty and tangy contrast that complements its creamy texture.
  • Cured Meats: Pair the cheese with slices of cured meats, such as prosciutto, salami, or chorizo, to add a savory and salty flavor that complements its richness.
  • Bread: Offer a selection of bread, such as baguette slices, artisanal bread, or crusty rolls, to provide a hearty base that pairs well with the cheese.
  • Wine Pairing: Don Cayo's Queso Manchego pairs well with a glass of Spanish red wine, such as Tempranillo or Rioja. The wine's acidity and fruitiness complement the cheese's nutty flavor.
  • Cooking: Incorporate Don Cayo's Queso Manchego into your favorite recipes. It adds depth of flavor to dishes like salads, omelets, or pasta.
Details
PreparationReady to eat.
RegionLa Mancha, Spain.
ShippingProduct is perishable and will be shipped via Overnight Shipping.
Storage TypeKeep refrigerated.
Net Weight8.82 oz (250 g).
Allergy and Cautionary InformationContains Milk.
BrandDon Cayo.
Delivery

This product is perishable and will be shipped by Overnight Shipping.

Approximate shipping time is 1 business day.

If you place your order today before 02 PM Eastern Time, its earliest possible delivery date is Tue, July 16, 2024. Otherwise, it may take an extra day for it to be delivered.

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