Manchego is produced in the La Mancha region of Spain. Made from the raw milk of sheep in the manchega breed and aged for one year, it originated from a third generation producer in the Cuenca province. This cheese has a firm and compact consistency and a smooth, buttery texture. It often contains air pockets unevenly distributed throughout. The Manchego has a distinct flavor that is prominent but not too strong. It tastes nutty and fruity and leaves an aftertaste reminiscent of sheep’s milk.