For centuries, the La Mancha sheep has maintained its purity and original qualities. The quality and properties of its milk are determined by its adaptation to the vegetation of La Mancha, an arid region with an extreme climate.
Manchego PDO cheese is made only with Manchega breed sheep's milk, which provides unique characteristics and nuances, different from those of other cheeses, reminding the scents of the La Mancha fields.
It is a pressed pasta cheese, with a firm and compact consistency. Its color varies from white to ivory-yellowish, its smell is lactic and intense and its flavor is slightly acidic, strong and very tasty, tending towards slightly spicy in the very cured ones. Its texture is buttery and somewhat mealy, and may be somewhat grainy in the highly cured.