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How to eat manchego cheese

cómo se come el queso manchego

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The World Cheese Awards is the most important cheese competition in the world, and every year some Manchego cheese is placed in the top 100. Its excellent taste is what has made its fame go beyond our borders.

If you want to know what it is, how it is made and how to eat the manchego cheese, or similar cured cheeses to enjoy all its flavour, at Enrique Tomás we are going to teach you how to make it like a gourmet!

What is Manchego Cheese?

Manchego cheese is a type of cured cheese that, as its name suggests, is produced in Castilla-La Mancha from the milk of Manchego sheep.

There are different brands and types of Manchego cheeses, some with nuts, or even artisan Manchego cheeses… Whatever the case, its quality has made it increasingly popular.

In fact, this Iberian cheese has a designation of origin with a regulatory council responsible for its certification. And the most important thing: it is delicious!

How is it made?

Manchego sheep’s cheese is made from pasteurized milk and needs to be matured for a minimum of 30 days to a maximum of 2 years. The milk of this Spanish cheese does not contain any medicinal products and every detail is taken care of during the production process of this product, which is why it is a Top quality Cheese.

7 ways to enjoy manchego cheese

You can’t say no to a good plate of cheese, or to a piece of it, you can’t refuse even a crumb if you talk about this kind of cheese. But how do you eat it?

Thanks to its irresistible taste and versatility, there are many recipes with Manchego cheese, but at Enrique Tomás we recommend these so that you can enjoy Manchego as it is:


When a cheese is of good quality, as is the case with ham or Iberian cured meats. It is worth enjoying it alone, accompanying it with some bread and olive oil.

To appreciate its full flavour, it is important to know how to cut the Manchego cheese. If we do it in the right way, we will enjoy more of all its aromas. Prepare a cheese and wine tasting and you will see, all your guests will be delighted!

In addition, at Enrique Tomás we also advise you which wines to accompany this delicacy.

cómo comer el queso manchego

In salad

The Italians have the mozzarella to prepare the Caprese salad, but we have nothing to envy them. The tomatoes from the Spanish garden, especially those from the south of the country, are just as delicious. If you prepare a few sliced ones with Manchego, olive oil and oregano, everything will be perfect, our mouths will water just thinking about it!

With jam

Although it is most common to accompany goat’s cheese with tomato jam, this does not mean that it is the only one with a flavour suitable for fruit jam. Manchego cheese is just as suitable to accompany it with jam. We recommend the raspberry one, but you can bet on the one you prefer. Peach, blueberry, apple… they’re all good!

With pasta

Grated cheese is usually very common at the end of all kinds of pasta dishes, but stuffed pasta also allows this ingredient to be integrated directly into the preparation. If you are going to make your own ravioli, we recommend that you fill them with a little Manchego. Once you have them ready, cook them and accompany them with a tomato and nut based sauce that will intensify their flavour. What a dish!

With pizza

One of the best pizzas there is, without a doubt, the four cheeses. If you prepare it with a good quality Manchego, you will enjoy it even more! We advise you not to buy it ready-made, because if you use quality raw materials both in the dough and in the other ingredients, it will be irresistible!

On skewers

The Manchego cheese banderillas are an exquisite choice for canapés, for tapas, for original dinners… If you want to know more about these cheese kushiage, we explain you how to make them.

Manchego cheese cake

It is a classic. This cake is prepared with only 5 ingredients: eggs, cream, sugar, water and… Obviously, the best Manchego cheese! It forms a caramel with part of the sugar and water, the rest of the sugar is beaten with the eggs, grated cheese and cream. Pour the whole mould and bake at 180 degrees for 35 minutes. Easy, isn’t it?

You can see that Manchego cheese can be eaten in an infinite number of ways, but what is clear is that none of them is better than the rest. In terms of taste there is nothing written, so choose the one you like best and put your boots on!

Finally, in Enrique Tomás’ online shop you can find the cured cheeses of our land that are just as good as the Manchego cheese, but also the best offers for buying ham or buying shoulder. Take a look at all our offers on our website!

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Are you trying to find out how to eat manchego cheese to enjoy its full flavour? Here are some irresistible ways!

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