250 gr wedge of Quesería 1605 artisan Manchego semu-cured raw milk sheep´s cheese DOP, from the town of Herencia (Ciudad Real), Castilla-La Mancha. With four months of minimum curation.
This is one of the few Manchegos that is handmade with unpasteurized (raw) milk from a single herd of sheep and then aged with an unwaxed rind. Maria José Gonzalez cheesemaker produces it at Finca Sierra La Solana, a ranch from 1878 that also grows grapes and almonds. Manchego 1605 is truly artisan and authentic.
Tasting Notes: Clean animal aroma. Lactic notes reminiscent of mild yoghurt and a fruity character with subtle hints of nuts. In the mouth it has a semi-hard texture, good butteriness and solubility and a medium friability. Pleasant oily-fatty sensation during chewing and floury granularity. The taste, at first, has a mild acidity intermingled with sweet cereal notes. Animal aromas very well integrated in the whole and a pleasant aftertaste of raw nuts (almond) with high persistence in the mouth.
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