Aged 6 Month Manchego Wheel
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 sixty days to fourteen 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. Ponce de Leon 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.
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|Brand Name||Ponce de Leon|
|Ingredients||100% pasteurized Manchega sheep´s milk, salt, rennet, cheese cultures, calcium chloride. Preserving agent: egg lysozyme (from egg whites). Natamycin applied to the non-edible rind. Rind colorings: caramel.|
|Unit Size||1/7 LB|
|Dietary & Lifestyle||GMO Free, Gluten Free|