250 gr wedge of Quesería 1605 artisan Manchego cured raw milk sheep´s cheese DOP, from the town of Herencia (Ciudad Real), Castilla-La Mancha. With seven 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, elegant and fruity aroma. Hints of leather and wool. There is a pleasant oily sensation (olive oil) and a slightly floury graininess. Intense flavour, smooth at first but with a long persistence in the mouth. Elegant acidity combined with clean animal aromas and a very pleasant spicy aftertaste that appears at the end, accompanied by notes of nuts (lightly toasted hazelnuts).
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