Don Juan 7 lb. 4-Month Aged Queso Manchego Cheese Wheel
- Mild, floral flavor with notes of nuttiness and a lightly tangy finish
- Semi-firm texture is soft and creamy and perfect for melting
- Pairs well with fruity red wines and malty beers
- Delicious addition to any charcuterie board or tapas plate
- Ships refrigerated
|Package Size||7 lb.|
|Texture||Semi-Hard & Hard|
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- The European Union's Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status indicates that every part of the production, processing, and preparation process of this product takes place in the geographical region from which it originates. In other European languages, this indication may be referred to by different names and acronyms, such as DOP (Denominazione di Origine Protetta) in Italian, AOC (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée) in French, or DOC (Denominação de Origem Controlada) in Portuguese.
For luscious flavor that's sure to please even the most passionate of cheese lovers, look no further than this Don Juan 4-month aged Queso Manchego! This ancient cheese hails from the La Mancha region in the heart of Spain, home of legendary literary figure Don Quixote, where it has been carefully and lovingly crafted from the milk of Manchega sheep for centuries. This rich Spanish cheese is traditionally aged in woven grass baskets, which give Manchego's rind its distinctive zig-zag pattern. The inedible golden rind envelops the rich, ivory-colored, semi-firm interior of the cheese; this "curado" variety is aged for 4 months, during which time, the cheese takes on a lovely sweet and floral flavor, with notes of the sun-warmed grass and hay that blanket La Mancha's pastures. The cheese has an especially mild flavor in comparison to other sheep cheeses, with notes of nuttiness and a subtly tangy finish. Though its texture is semi-firm, this cheese is also soft and creamy and lends itself wonderfully to slicing, melting, and crumbling!
There is perhaps no cheese more suited to creating traditional tapas and other Spanish dishes than this Queso Manchego. It is the perfect centerpiece for a show stopping Spanish-inspired charcuterie board: start your board with this Manchego and a selection of thinly sliced traditional meats like Prosciutto de Parma, salami, speck, chorizo, or Serrano ham. Layer in savory Spanish favorites like sun-dried cherry tomatoes, Manzanilla olives, or Marcona almonds and finish everything off with grapes and dried apricots for a subtle sweetness that will be a wonderful complement to the mild Manchego and salty meats! When considering beverages to pair with this classic Spanish cheese, opt for fruity red wines like red Zinfandel, Merlot, or Spanish Rioja. If you're serving this Manchego as a dessert cheese, you can also try pairing it with a rich, dry digestif like sherry. Finally, malty beers like Pilsner Urquell, Doppelbock, or Scotch ale will augment the mild nuttiness of the cheese without overpowering it with bitter hops!
While this Manchego makes an excellent table cheese, it also offers a wonderful opportunity to infuse your menu with delicious flavor that won't overpower your other ingredients! Even something as simple as crumbling this cheese over a lightly dressed salad of bitter greens, cherry tomatoes, and sweet dried cranberries is an easy way to add volume, value, and Spanish flair. Try creating an upscale Iberian take on the classic hot ham and cheese sandwich by grilling Ciabatta bread loaded with melty Manchego and salty Serrano ham, or adding this cheese to your brunch menu by incorporating it into a classic Spanish omelet. You can even grate this cheese over Spanish favorites like rich seafood Paella or creamy, spicy Macarrones con Chorizo pasta. Whether you choose to incorporate it into an elaborate entree or simply serve it by itself for a sumptuous snack, this mild, rich, nutty Queso Manchego is sure to please those with a passion for delicious cheese!
By some accounts, Manchego cheese has been produced in La Mancha since the Bronze Age. This cheese, which is as storied as the region where it is produced, is renowned for its connection to the land it comes from. Since 1999, Don Juan has been committed to honoring the legacy of this and other traditional Spanish delicacies through careful production using time-honored methods. Each of their products is a love letter to the delicious flavor that comes from pride, careful craftsmanship, and patience. When you serve Don Juan products, your customers will fall in love with the rich traditional flavors that envelop their senses and engage their imaginations!
This item is shipped refrigerated. You will need to ensure this item is stored at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or cooler.
Protected Designation of Origin
The European Union has certified that this product is traditionally and entirely manufactured in a specific location and that its characteristic properties can be attributed to the geographical region in which it was produced.
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