- Hero Cheese
Boasting the Spanish government's seal of approval, this cheese is named after the year "Don Quixote" was published by Cervantes. Full of sugared almond notes with a sweet hint of hay, Manchego 1605 pairs with nearly any jam, honey or Spanish cured meat. Picture yourself on a romantic hillside looking over a herd of sheep as the Spanish sun sets in front of you...then take a bite of this nutty, rustic work of art.
How to build a cheese board around Manchego 1605:
Classic and timeless, pair Manchego 1605 with Spanish charcuterie - we love a mix of Dry Cured Iberico Chorizo for something toothsome with a hint of spice, and Jamon Serrano for something slightly more delicate, a meat that will quite literally melt on your tongue. Add salty marcona almonds, fruity membrillo (quince paste) and a streak of hearty Spanish honey.
How to Enjoy Manchego
- The classic Manchego cheese board would have Marcona almonds, membrillo and some briny green olives.
- A glass of sherry or some Tempranillo are the ideal beverage pairings, or even a funky Basque cider.
- If you like your cheese accompaniments on the sweeter side, try with a touch of lavender honey or some sweet, sweet raspberry jam.
- You can Manche-go your own way with this one, but it's a sandwich cheese at heart. Layer in a lunchtime sandwich with some ham and olive tapenade.