Manchego Cheese is a hard, buttery-tasting cheese, with a silky texture. It has an ivory-coloured interior punctuated by several small holes.
This crumbly texture dissolves in the mouth, so revealing the creamy richness of the ewes¹ milk that lingers pleasantly on the palate. It can be recognized by the unique zigzag or crosshatch pattern in its black-grey or buff-coloured rind. This rind in some cheeses is artificial and inedible.
Manchego is traditionally served with thin slices of Membrillo, a Spanish quince jelly.