Will Studd El Esparto Manchego Artesano (PDO) 3kg

Product Profile:

Name Will Studd El Esparto Manchego Artesano (PDO)
Producer Will Studd Selection
Origin Spain
Milk Stock Sheep
Rennet Type 
Avg. Fat Content 
Format Wheel
Size 3kg random weight
Minimum Order half wheel
Qty Per Box 2 wheels


Manchego is the most well-known of all Spanish artisan cheeses and its origins lie in the arid but fertile plateau of La Mancha - derived from the Arab word al -mansha meaning dry land.

These days most examples of Manchego are produced on a large industrial scale using milk collected from across the defined PDO region, which makes this farmstead 'artesano' cheese a rare exception. Taking its name from the plaited esparto grass belts traditionally used to girdle the young curds as they drained under a stone weight between two planks of wood, the natural brown rind contains no artificial colours or mould inhibitors.

The cheese is aged for between 6-9 months until the ivory-coloured interior develops a distinctive sweet moist nutty finish with just a hint of the grasses and wild shrubs that grow on the plains surrounding the farm.



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