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The Manchego War

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From The Guardian, a denomination-of-origin issue, akin to what happened with Champagne et al. 

 

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Ismael Álvarez de Toledo, president of the Spanish Brotherhood of the Manchego Cheese, is adamant that there is only one product worthy of the name – and it is made from the milk of sheep in the region of La Mancha.

 

“[Mexican manchego] is an insipid cow’s milk cheese that sometimes doesn’t even look like a cheese because it sometimes comes in slices for making sandwiches,” he said. “The only thing it’s got in common with our cheese is the name. But it’s a fake name.”

 


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I like both.  The Mexican "queso tipo manchego" which I buy is made from a combination of Cow milk and Goat milk, has a lovely buttery flavor and MELTS PERFECTLY and does not overwhelm other flavors in cooked dishes.

 

The Spanish manchego has a stronger flavor, a table cheese that goes well with fruits.  I don't care for it in cooking.

 

My favorite SPANISH cheese is Idiazabal.  

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