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Don Bernardo Manchego

Don Bernardo Manchego
Photo Credit: President Cheese
  • Made from pasteurized sheep's milk

  • Country of origin: Spain

  • Region: Castilla-La Mancha

  • Type: semi-hard, artisan

  • Texture: dry, firm and open

  • Rind: natural

  • Colour: pale yellow

  • Flavour: herbaceous, nutty, strong, subtle

  • Aroma: grassy, herbal, rich

  • Producers: President Cheese

President Don Bernardo Manchego is a semi-hard PDO cheese made using 100% pasteurized sheep's milk in the Castilla-La Mancha region of Spain. It has a firm and dry ivory coloured interior that is characterized by irregularly spaced small eyelets. The rind is recognizable by its distinctive basket weave pattern on the sides, a result of the traditional esparto grass used for the moulds. Don Bernardo Manchego boasts of delicate herbal notes and overtones of nuts with a pronounced peppery body.

The Manchego sold by President is a 6-9 month aged "Viejo", meaning it has a more complex, rich and lingering flavour. When purchasing, make sure to look for the PDO label, as this assures an authentic Manchego cheese.

Enjoy Don Bernardo Manchego with full-flavoured fruits, fruit pastes, and cured meats, vegetables, on bread or crackers. Pale Ales, Wheat Beer, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo will do full justice to the complex flavours of Manchego.

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