El Trigal® Manchego
Made from pasteurized or unpasteurized sheep's milk
Country of origin: Spain
Region: La Mancha
Type: hard, artisan
Flavour: full-flavored, nutty
Synonyms: Manchego El Trigal® DOP Reserva, Manchego El Trigal® DOP 1 yrs, Manchego El Trigal® DOP 8 mo, Manchego El Trigal DOP Reserva, Manchego El Trigal® DOP 6 mo
The Manchego cheese is produced in the La Mancha region of Spain, which is also home to Don Quixote. It is made from pasteurised sheep's milk. It is one of the popular cheeses from Spain and comes under the PDO (DOP) guidelines.
The traditional use of grass moulds leaves a distinctive, characteristic zigzag pattern on the Manchego cheese. Authentic Manchego is only made from the Manchego sheep's milk. Manchego cheese is made from both pasteurised and unpasteurised milk. The farmhouse version is produced from unpasteurised milk while the industrial version is produced from pasteurised milk. The Corcuera Family was the first in all of Castilla La Mancha to make and commercialize Manchego Cheese. They produce the cheese in Toledo province.
El Trigal® brand Manchego cheese is available in many varieties depending on its age, milk used.
Manchego El Trigal® DOP 6 mo. - is extremely buttery and aged to perfection.
Manchego El Trigal® DOP 8 mo. (raw milk) - is produced with raw milk and aged 8 months
Manchego El Trigal® DOP 1 yrs. - full flavoured cheese is aged 1 year
Manchego El Trigal® DOP Reserva - full-flavoured cheese is aged more than 1 year and packaged in elegant wooden crates