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Aged mahon PDO “Mercadal”
Description Square cheese from Menorca made from pasteurised cow’s milk and aged to form a buttery firm texture. Miniature sold with its lid pre-cut and including special knife to make a great aperitif. A versatile, delicious PDO cheese which can be consumed in flakes or sliced. Ideal above as an aperitif (with crisp white wine or cava) or with salads, carpaccio, pasta, risottos or for cooking in a sauce. Makes a more buttery and economical alternative to parmesan. Also fabulous sliced on a cheese table. Figs and grapes accompany particularly well. Pairing This cheese goes fabulous with crisp white or rosé wines. Sensorial Firm, hard and flaky texture. Intense aroma reminiscent of butter, leather and wood.
Manchego is produced from sheep’s milk and comes from the La Mancha region, which is also the home of Don Quixote. It is made from pasteurised sheep's milk and is one of the most popular cheeses Spain. There are three main varieties – semi-cured, cured and Viejo(aged) Semi Cured, aged for 3 months and has a buttery texture and milk fruity flavour. Perfect to use in sauces, for cheese boards and croquettes. Comes in rounds between 3-3.5kg. Cured, is aged for 6 months has a crumbly texture and rounded flavour. This cheese can be used for cheese boards, pintxos or shaved and grated as a replacement for the popular pecorino or parmigiano. Wheels come between 2.6 to 3kg. Viejo is aged for 9 months, it is firm, more intense and crumbly in texture with a lingering palet. Fantastic combination with quince paste in desserts and also with pintxos de Jamon or other fine-cured meats. Wheels come between 2.8-3.2kg. Download our info sheet