The foundation of this delicious artisanal cheese starts in the mineral-rich pastures of La Mancha, Spain. It’s here where indigenous sheep graze and where cheese has been handcrafted from their milk with traditions that go back centuries, not decades. Today, Garcia Baquero’s D.O.P. Manchego is recognized throughout Europe as the best representative of this classic and is the market leader in Spain.
Manchego is named for the Spanish region of La Mancha — home to the literary figure Don Quixote — and is a tasty hard cheese, with a slight nutty flavor. Baquero’s Manchego is made in facilities located in Ciudad Real and Zamora, Spain, following traditions very close to the owner’s hearts. Liberico, goat, cave-aged sheep (Artesano de Oveja) and wine-cured goat, round out this family of super premium Spanish Cheese.
Top quality and a wealth of awards allow García Baquero cheeses to compete alongside the most famous brands outside Spain and experience strong multinational expansion, making it the most prolific award-winning manufacturer of Manchego cheese in the world. This cheese was awarded “The Best Cheese of the World – 2007” in the Hard Pressed Sheep Milk category at the World Cheese Awards. Gran Maestre Manchego D.O. is a perfect table cheese and great on salads. Aged 3 months.