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Queso de Mano
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Queso de Mano

Queso de Mano was Haystack Mountain's first raw milk cheese. It is inspired by a small, Spanish rustic cheese Jim Schott tried in Spain. This natural rind, aged cheese with a semi-firm texture is aged for 4-12 months, during which it is allowed to develop toasted almond and earthy notes. Queso de Mano is an excellent domestic stand-in due to its textural and flavour similarities with Spanish and Italian cheeses.

Grate it over eggs, pasta, or salads, or melt in sandwiches. Enjoy the cheese with Hefeweizen or light-to-full-bodied red wines.

Queso de Mano has won many awards; the most notable ones were at the American Cheese Society 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011, and 2013 competition.

  • Made from unpasteurized goat's milk
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Region: Colorado
  • Type: semi-hard, artisan
  • Texture: creamy, firm, open and smooth
  • Rind: natural
  • Colour: ivory
  • Flavour: buttery, earthy, grassy, herbaceous, mild, nutty
  • Aroma: goaty, herbal
  • Vegetarian: yes

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