Manchego is a DOP cheese, which can be made only from the milk of the Manchega sheep that graze in the provinces of Albacete, Ciudad Real, Cuenca, and Toledo, all of which form the region of La Mancha.
This complex, full-flavored aged longer than most Manchego (at least 14 months), this Reserva variety is extra nutty and a bit salty. Made from pure sheep’s milk in the La Mancha region (as all authentic Manchego must be) it is a great cheese to enjoy on its own, but is also hard enough to grate. A great cheese with cured meats, quince paste, fig spread or drizzled with honey.
Wine Pairing: A medium bodied Spanish Garnatxa or Rioja Crianza are great options to pair with such a robust cheese.