December 1, 2014—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 six months careful aging to 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 $10.99 a pound. Don't be fooled by high prices you see elsewhere - their cheese is no better than ours; they just demand a higher price. At our price of $10.99 a pound, you'll pay about $6.50 (or less!) for a random-weight piece of about 9-9.5 ounces - that's a value!
Serve Manchego with our Marinated Antipasti Vegetables, Truffle Salami and crusty bread on an internationally-inspired tapas platter, pair it with Sweet & Spicy Pecans and honey for a savory-sweet-spicy dessert course, or cube it and serve with fresh Asian Pears for a satisfying snack combination any time of day.