June 8, 2023

Can you tell the difference between Spanish and Mexican Manchego cheese? #cheese #cheeselover

Published May 25, 2023, 8:20 a.m. by Jerald Waisoki

When it comes to cheese, there are a lot of options out there. But, if you're a true cheese lover, then you know that there is nothing quite like Spanish or Mexican Manchego cheese.

So, what's the difference between these two types of cheese?

For starters, Spanish Manchego cheese is made from sheep's milk, while Mexican Manchego cheese is made from cow's milk. This means that Spanish Manchego cheese has a stronger flavor, while Mexican Manchego cheese is a bit milder.

Another difference between these two types of cheese is the way they are aged. Spanish Manchego cheese is typically aged for at least six months, while Mexican Manchego cheese is usually only aged for two months. This results in a more crumbly texture for the Spanish cheese and a smoother texture for the Mexican cheese.

So, which one should you choose?

If you're looking for a cheese with a strong flavor, then Spanish Manchego cheese is the way to go. But, if you're looking for a milder cheese, then Mexican Manchego cheese is the better option.

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despite the fact that the cheese takes

its name from the Spanish region where

it originated other Spanish-speaking

countries called their cheeses Manchego

so what is the difference

when the Spanish conquistadors landed in

Mexico they brought with them the art of

cheese making mancheguchi is included

today Mexican Manchego shares very

little with his Spanish namesake as it

is made with cow's milk and is usually

matured for a shorter time

but Spanish cheese makers are not happy

to share their Cheese's name with others

Spanish Manchego cheese is protected by

the protected designation of origin

status which prevents cheeses not from

La Mancha from being called manchego

in April 2018 a new trade deal with

Mexico granted the EU exclusive rights

for 340 products with a geographical

indication but excluded Spanish Manchego

so at this stage the two cheeses coexist

and the role is sure to be continued



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