In 1999, Don Juan was born in the Spanish countryside and quickly gained a reputation as a hopeless romantic. His passion for food has taken him on journeys where he immersed himself in Spanish culture – crossing plains for Manchego, forging high seas to discover Mahon and climbing mountains to secure coveted Marcona Almonds.
Don Juan kept his passion to himself... until now. His deepest, darkest secrets - private love letters to his hand crafted products – are now being revealed to the world in hopes that everyone will share his love for these treasures. Today, Don Juan wants you to enjoy his specialties that are made with pride, quality and a dash of sophistication. Don Juan's products truly are love at first bite.
Manchego cheese is the most popular sheep's milk cheese in Spain. True Manchego cheese is made from whole sheep's milk from the "La Mancha" region. The cheese is aged, from semi-cured to cured, and can be unpasteurized or pasteurized. The rind is closed, clean and of a yellow to brownish-beige color while the cheese is ivory to pale yellow. The taste is well-developed, mild, buttery and slightly piquant.
The intense taste and crumbly texture make it perfect to eat it as is. As the focal point of antipasto, Manchego can be served with olives, sun-dried tomatoes, crusty bread and a robust red wine or a dry sherry. It is also equally enjoyable as a snack or dessert with fruit or fruit tarts.
Toss all ingredients together gently. Place covered in glass bowl or container and refrigerate for 24 hours for optimal flavor. Serve with picas or breadsticks.
Perfect to serve as a tapas
Serves: 15 - 20