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Manchego Pasamontes

La Mancha -- the land of Don Quixote -- is also the land of Manchego.  Manchego is Spain's most popular cheese.  That has led to many large industrial producers so it is less common to find Manchego from a small, family producer.

Named after the cheesemaker, Manchego Pasamontes comes from one of the few small production creameries in the region that has been making cheese since 1876. The difference in flavor is evident. Wrapped snuggly in the recognizable wax rind, this raw sheep milk cheese is aged for four months. The complexity of flavors results in a long, pleasing finish. 

Farm / Company: Rogers Collection

Cheesemaker: Maria Dolores Palomares Pasamontes

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Region: La Mancha

Country: Spain

Milk Type: Sheep

Milk Treatment: Raw

Rennet: Traditional

Rind: Waxed with imprint

Texture: Hard

Aging: 4 months

Size(s): 6 pound wheel