Manchego

January 8th—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.

Produced exclusively in Spain's La Mancha region, Manchego is a sheep's milk cheese that's been produced for hundreds of years (Cervantes mentioned it in his Don Quixote), and is still crafted exclusively from the whole milk of the region's Manchega sheep, according to strict, traditional methods. From the basket-weave pattern on the cheese's rind to the aromas of flowers, nuts, and lavender, our Manchego is traditional in all ways but one -- the price.

The price for this very special cheese tends to be very high. But because we sell a great deal of Manchego, we've been able to negotiate a terrific cost from our supplier, which in turn enables us to offer it to you for the excellent value of $9.99 a pound. We're selling random-weight pieces of about 9-9.5 ounces, so each piece rings up at about $6 or a little less.

Serve Manchego with our Greek Olive Medley, Daniele Deli Meat Combo Packs and crusty bread on an internationally-inspired tapas platter, pair it with Mesquite Smoked Almonds and honey for a savory-sweet dessert course, or cube it and serve with fresh fruit for a satisfying snack combination any time of day.

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