Manchego Curado

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Origin:                       Spain
Region:                      La Mancha
Made by:                   Quesos Villarejo
Type:                          Hard
Milk:                           Sheep
Milk Treatment:    Raw
Coagulant:                Animal Rennet

As Spanish as the arid hills from where it comes, the baskets  in which it is formed give manchego its herringbone rind.

Characteristics: brown rind; hard, crumbly with slight crunch of salt crystals; aroma of leather and wool with taste of fruit, butter, nuts and sweetness.

Best with: toasted almonds and a small chilled manzanilla.