This Manchego style cheese is made with cow’s milk. Normally Manchego is a cheese made in the La Mancha region of Spain from the milk of sheep of the manchega breed.
However, this version is a close replica of the original that can be created by the home cheese maker. Normally it is marketed in North America as Queso tipo Manchego. I have not seen it for sale here in Australia.
I have adopted and modified this recipe that I found online, however I have kept to the traditional recipe and the cheese is salted via brining. It can be matured by rubbing it with olive oil to allow for a natural rind. I found that it was drying out too quickly for my liking so after two weeks of air drying, I vacuum packed the cheese.
Here is the direct link to the tutorial; https://youtu.be/dUyuiVno_EE
For cheese making kits, supplies, and equipment to make this tasty cheese, visit our cheese supply store Little Green Workshops.
Until next time curd nerds, Keep Calm & Make Cheese!