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 (män-chā′gō, -chĕ′-)
A firm cheese made from sheep's milk, having a piquant, nutty flavor and small holes, made in the region of La Mancha in Spain.

[Spanish (queso) manchego, (cheese) of La Mancha.]
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Variation: Chorizo and Manchego Breakfast Pizza: Substitute 6 ounces chorizo sausage, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch slices, for bacon and 1 cup shredded manchego cheese for Parmesan.
According to Spanish outletAS, Mathias, who currently plays for French third-division team Tours, has received an offer from Spanish third-tier side CD Manchego Ciudad Real, who are based just two hours from Madrid.
At times the dialogue is cheesier than the ripest manchego but there's no resisting the sharp choreography, colourful costumes warm hearted story line - and the rhythm of the songs - which will most definitely get you.
Carrots glazed with quince, Manchego cauliflower cheese, potatoes roasted in jamon Serrano butter, and tenderstem broccoli with Rioja sauce are all heaped on with the meat.
Instead of the traditional cheddar, I'm using Spanish manchego cheese which works beautifully.
Perhaps the country's most famous cheese is its queso Manchego, a cheese that can be dated all the way back to the Bronze Age.
Our suggested selection includes salami, mortadella, ham, cheddar cheese, brie, manchego, gouda, goat cheese, olives, pickles, cherry tomatoes, assorted nuts, square and round crackers, bread sticks, truffle honey and flavored jam.
INGREDIENTS 1 marrow 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 100g chorizo, chopped 1 tsp smoked paprika 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 1/2 tsp each dried oregano and dried thyme 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes 140g roasted red peppers from a jar, sliced handful parsley, chopped 85g fresh breadcrumbs 100g manchego, grated METHOD 1 Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.
There will also be a Greek meze sharing board with chicken souvlaki, lamb kofte, deep fried halloumi, fattouche salad, pitta breads, hummus, tzatziki and mixed olive as well as tapas plate with Tempura king prawns, chorizo with honey, calamari with aioli, Serrano ham, breaded Manchego, Ortiz tuna salad and mixed olives.
Sprinkle over the breadcrumbs and manchego, and return to the oven for 10 mins until the crumbs are golden and crisp, and the marrow is tender.
ARE you gaga over gorgonzola, mad about manchego or crazy about cheddar?