Baby 'Manchego' Cheese - 1 Pound
- Aged only 30 days
- Handmade in small batches
- Spain's best brand
- Bone-white and mild
- Size - 1 lb/454 gr wedge
With one bite of this fresh and flavorful cheese, you’ll understand why we asked our friends at Villajos to make baby 'Manchego.' By aging their cheese for just 30 days, half the normal time, the result is this delightfully milder, creamier cheese with none of the sharpness. This younger version of Manchego wins over tentative eaters and wows connoisseurs with every slice!
When we first tasted cheese made by the Villajos family, it stood out above any other Manchego we’d tried. Their cheese is so much better than the rest, we asked them to make a special version for us. Baby 'Manchego' was born.
This particular cheese is distinctive because no one else makes it. It’s aged just 30 days, which is half the period necessary to be recognized as "Manchego" under the official D.O. designation within the European Union. By reducing the aging period, the cheese stays creamier and milder. For many, this buttery, bone-white cheese is more approachable.
Great cheese starts with great milk, and the Villajos family uses milk fresh from local Manchega sheep. These sheep, named for the local region La Mancha, graze on grasses and herbs, which add complexity to their milk. Within hours, cheese-master Beni transforms the milk into wheels by hand.
This mild cheese is versatile, so much that we use it in every meal of the day! Try a few slices at breakfast, or serve a large wedge as an hors d’oeuvre with a glass of dry sherry or a cold beer.
We were thrilled when the Villajos family agreed to make this younger version of their award-winning Manchego for us. We hope you enjoy its milder flavor as much as we do!
Pasteurized sheep's milk, salt, rennet, starter culture, calcium chloride, egg lysosome.
Contains MILK, EGG.
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Use and Care
This cheese may be refrigerated up to 6 months when unopened, and 3 to 4 weeks after opening. We do not recommend freezing cheese as it degrades the quality of the product.
Spots on the exterior can be wiped off with a cloth lightly dampened with olive oil or can be cut off.
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"Great folded into an egg omelette. Wonderful flavor. "
Marshall - Bedminster, NJ November 2022
"I love everything and especially the baby goat milk Mancheno cheese and the airy bread but you was out of it or I'd gotten it too."
Donna - England , AR April 2022
"Very good but a slight bit salty"
Carmen - Bronx, NY February 2022
T - Fayette , AL November 2021
"Fresh, nutty, great on charcuterie and melted on a tortilla with tomatoes and black pepper"
Susan - Tempe, AZ September 2021
"Excellent!!! A great addition to our July 4th charcuterie board!!"
Rebecca - Atlanta , GA July 2021
Conaly - FORT SMITH, AR August 2014
JACQUELINE - RIDGEWOOD, NY July 2014
JORGE - Setauket, NY July 2014
"CREAMY. LOTS OF FLAVOR."
RLD - DAWSONVILLE, GA July 2014
Michael - Mongomery, AL July 2014
Rosemary - FORT WASHINGTON, PA June 2014
Mary - GRAND RAPIDS, MI June 2014
Kim - Alexandria, VA June 2014
Erick - SAINT ROBERT, MO June 2014
"The cheese was delivered on time; it was sealed for freshness and arrived in a Styrofoam cooler. We have enjoyed every bit of it."
Sonya - TAMPA, FL May 2014
Rick - Nashville, TN May 2014
Louise - Springfield, VA May 2014
"The best cheese that I have tried, my friends and co-workers think the same, creamy, and full of flavor, the best."
Sandra - Schaumburg, IL April 2014
"Wonderful flavor and texture. I like it as much as the aged Manchego."
Olympia - ELIZABETH CITY March 2014
ALESSANDRO - GERMANTOWN, MD April 2013
Michael - Seattle, WA March 2013
Gerardo - FAIR OAKS, CA February 2013
Earle - LANCASTER, PA February 2013
Warren - Indian harbour Beach, Florida January 2013
leslie - jacksonville, North Carolina January 2013
Linda - Surf side beach, South Carolina January 2013