Ibérico Cheese from La Mancha - 7 Ounces
- Milder than Manchego
- Mixed milk - cow, goat and sheep
- Pasteurized - aged 60 days
- Aged in La Mancha
- Size - 7 oz/200 gr wedge
Ibérico cheese is beautifully balanced, full of flavor but with a very mild sharpness. We find that it is very approachable to even cheese novices. It is over half cow's milk, lending a smoothness that adds nuance to the bright, tangy flavors of the other milks. It is medium cured, with a firm bite. We enjoy it sliced in wedges, paired with fruit or a slice of membrillo quince preserve.
Ibérico cheese comes from La Mancha, the home of Spain's famous Manchego cheese, and it shares the bright complex flavor and signature crosshatched rind. Whereas Manchego is made of 100% pure sheep's milk, Ibérico adds the smoothness of cow's milk, and the acidity of goat's milk. The result is an approachable little brother to the more intense flavor of Manchego.
La Mancha is vast and arid, a place where herds of sheep and goats forage among the thistles and rosemary for sustenance. To this day, traffic is often stopped on country roads by shepherds leading their animals across to graze nearby. This fragrant diet and life of exercise creates a flavorful, rich milk - the secret to Ibérico cheese's complex taste.
We recommend allowing your Ibérico cheese to come to room temperature before it is served, better to enjoy its full flavor.
Pasteurized cow, goat and sheep's milk, salt, rennet, calcium chloride (preservative), egg lysozyme and lactic ferments.
Contains milk and 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.
Eating the rind is not recommended.
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 taste, perfect item for charcuterie boards, awesome quality."
Mercedes - Costa Mesa, CA December 2022
Luifer - Boston, MA March 2022
"One word. Amazing!"
Kayla - Miramar December 2021
"A buttery smooth hard cheese that was a taste sensation!"
Kathy - Jim Thorpe, PA November 2021
"My first Manchego cheese and I am very impressed! Super soft texture, beautiful aftertaste, small notes of nuts and a well blended goat cheese accent."
ALEXANDRA - FARGO, ND September 2021
"Always the best cheese"
Barbara - Epping, NH September 2021
"A very mild cheese. The blend is delicious! "
JO - Brockton, MA August 2021