Hard Aged - Sheep's Milk - La Mancha, Spain
Aged longer than most Manchego (at least 14 months), this Reserva variety is extra nutty and a bit salty. Made from pure sheep's milk in the La Mancha region (as all authentic Manchego must be) it is a great cheese to enjoy on its own, but is also hard enough to grate.
A great cheese with cured meats such (Jamon Serrano is perfect!), quince paste, fig spread or drizzled with honey.
Wine Pairing: A medium bodied Spanish Garnatxa or Rioja Crianza are great options to pair with such a robust cheese. If you'd like to try a white, go for something full bodied and rich - Spanish whites would be good choice.
My go to for sheep cheese. YUM!