Manchego cheese is a a Spanish sheep's milk cheese with a natural, inedible rind. The cheese is traditionally sliced and served with membrillo (quince paste). Manchego adds a nice salty, nutty flavor to dishes.
Serve manchego with a Spanish sparkling wine (cava) or your favorite other sparkling white. You can alternately serve a big red wine such as Rioja.
Fresco - aged for 2 months
Curado - aged for one year
Anejo - aged for 2 years
Manchego is a widely distributed product that you may likely find in your local well-stocked grocery store. You can find it at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods Market too. Look for brands that mark La Mancha origin on the label to indicate a quality, authentic manchego. The better quality products are typically found in good speciality cheese shop. You can also purchase good manchego online from at variety of sellers on Amazon.com: Manchego Reserve (Extra Aged)