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
Region: La Mancha
Milk Type: Sheep
Milk Treatment: Raw
Rind: Waxed with imprint
Aging: 4 months
Size(s): 6 pound wheel