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Manchego Cheese Making Recipe

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Manchego was traditionally made with milk from sheep pastured on the high central Plateau of Spain. For those not familiar with Manchego, it is a hard buttery cheese with a silky texture, creamy richness and a flavor that lingers on the tongue.

It's traditional basket weave pattern makes it a unique and beautiful cheese. The intricate pattern is easily created with a special Manchego cheese mold.

This cheese really is a show stopper in both beauty and flavor. We can not wait to see photos of your own Manchego.
  • Yield5 pounds
  • Agingtime 2+ months
  • Skill Levelintermediate
  • Author


  • Good Thermometer
  • Knife to Cut Curds
  • Spoon or Ladle to Stir Curds
  • Manchego Cheese Mold
  • Cheese Press or 10-25 lb Weights
  • Cheese Mat