Manchego El Trigal - aged 6 months, sheep's milk hard cheese, cut cheese - 1 lb/454 gr, Spain.
Manchego is Spain’s 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%.
- SKU: 121120
Spanish 4 Cheese Sampler, Assortment - 2 lb/908 gr, Spain.
· Manchego 0.5 lb - sheep milk, hard cheese
· Mahon 0.5 lb - cow milk, semi-soft cheese
· Idiazabal 0.5 lb - sheep milk, semi-soft cheese
· Murcia al Vino 0.5 lb - goat milk, semi-soft cheese
We will substitute similar or comparable items if the cheese is unavailable.
- SKU: 990422
Idiazabal - smoked raw sheep's milk semi-soft cheese, cut cheese - 1 lb/454 gr, Spain.
This handmade, unpasteurized sheep's milk cheese comes from the Spanish Pyrenees. Idiazabal is naturally smoked with a hard but edible orange-brown rind. At that time, people enjoyed the smoky flavor that the cheese acquired from aging inside the chimneys, and Idiazabal spread throughout Spain.
Today, Idiazabal is produced in more modern facilities, but the process is still all-natural. The cheese is as delicious as ever, and the quality is more consistent. We love its perfumed bouquet and rich, buttery flavor and enthusiastically recom... more »
- SKU: 121117
Manchego Mini "El Trigal" - aged sheep's milk semi soft cheese - 2.2-2.4 lb/1-1.1 kg, Spain.
El Trigal is produced by the Corcuera Family, which was the first in all of Castilla La Mancha to make and commercialize Manchego cheese. The best cheese is produced when the milk is the richest, which is between August and December.
This Spanish cheese Manchego is extremely buttery and aged to perfection at either 3 months, 6 months (semi-curado) or 1 year (anejo).
Appropriate Wines: Rioja Alta, Penedes, young cabernet. You can also try with a beer.
- SKU: 121154
Murcia Al Vino - Drunken Goat - goat's milk semi soft cheese - 12 oz/340 gr, Spain.
This wine-bathed cheese is made from pasteurized goat’s milk in the Murcia region of Spain. This region has a rich variety of grasses, shrubs, and wild herbs on which the goats graze to give the cheese a distinctive taste and aroma.
The unique feature of this Spanish cheese is that it is washed in red wine during ripening. The wine deeply tints the cheese, giving the rind its characteristic burgundy color and imparting a strong floral bouquet. This wine soaked cheese is a real gem. It not only has a bold, delicious flavor, it has the intoxicating ... more »
- SKU: 121124
Romao - artisan sheep’s milk cheese cured in rosemary (cuenca), cut cheese - 1 lb/454 gr, Spain.
This Spanish cheese from Cuenca is hand-rubbed with oil and fresh rosemary and aged in caves for eight months. Estanislao and his brother have been making the cheese for many years. It is chewy and complex with a long finish that highlights the rosemary.
- SKU: 121104
Zamorano D.O.P. - sheep’s milk hard cheese, cut cheese - 1 lb/454 gr, Spain
Flavor: creamy & savory with a hint of piquancy
Color: dark color
Pair with: ham, fruits & crusty bread
Drink: Blends & Meritage
- SKU: 121115
Garrotxa - goat’s milk semi-soft cheese, cut cheese - 1 lb/454 gr, Spain.
Flavor: hint of nuttiness & clean, smooth finish.
Color: creamy white inside.
Pair with: mixed nuts.
Appropriate wines: sparkling wine.
- SKU: 121136
Cabrales D.O.P. - cow or mixed with cow, goat & sheep’s milk blue cheese, cut cheese - 1 lb/454 gr, Spain.
Milk: cow or mixed with cow, goat & sheept.
Texture: blue cheese.
Flavor: sharp & spicy flavor.
Color: grayish with more blue veining.
Region: Northern Spain.
Pair with: salami.
Appropriate wines: full bodied red wine.
- SKU: 121100
San Simon D.O.P. - cow’s milk semi-firm cheese - 2-2.5 lb/0.9-1.1 kg, Spain.
Flavor: smoked flavor from birch wood.
Color: caramel colored with golden inside.
Pair with: fresh fruits.
Appropriate wines: pale, dry or semi-dry sherry.
Approximately 2 to 2.5 lbs.
You are charged based on the actual product weight shipped.
- SKU: 121131