Merco Iberico 3kg

Product Profile:

Name Merco Iberico
Producer Merco - Queso Traditionales
Origin Central Spain
Milk Stock Pasteurised mixed milk (cow, goat & sheep)
Rennet Type  Animal
Avg. Fat Content  28% approx.
Format Large wheel
Size 3kg random weight
Minimum Order Half wheel (1.5kg approx.)
Qty Per Box 2 wheels


The mixture of cow, goat and sheep’s milk gives this modern, uniquely Spanish cheese a truly three dimensional character. Regulations require that it contain not less than 25% and not more than 40% of any one milk type and that the flavour has elements of all three. The creamy texture melts in the mouth gradually, releasing a rich, full bodied nuttiness before delivering a fruity tang on the finish. It is made in large consortiums, in much the same way as Manchego. It is sometimes mistaken for Manchego, partly because the cheese looks very similar. The hard, dry rind bears the marks of the esparto (plaited/braided grass) bands used in the draining process.



Avg. servings per pack: 100               serving size: 30g     
  Avg. per serve per 100g
Energy  - -
Protein  4.6g 15.3g
Fat, Total  8.5g 28.3g
  - Saturated  5.6g 18.6g
Carbohydrates 1.1g 3.6g
  - Sugars  1.1g 3.6g
Calcium 230mg 766mg
Sodium  150mg 500mg
Ingredients: Cow goat & ewes' milk, rennet, salt, cultures.


Information for this profile sourced from AOAP Staff & Calendar Cheese.

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