Castilla La Mancha, Spain
Manchego Mitica® DOP 1 Year (Raw Milk)
It took years of persuading the Corcuera family to make raw milk cheese as they always wanted perfection from every wheel, and raw milk typically produces less consistent results. Today they make some of the most outstanding raw milk Manchegos. This one, aged one year, is complex and buttery. A pleasant chewiness gives way to light acidic notes, nuttiness, and a long finish. Like all of their Manchegos, from young to reserva, the standout characteristic of the cheese is the wonderful butteriness and well-rounded flavor of the sheep’s milk. We have worked with Quesos Corcuera for over 20 years, and their company spans three generations of the Corcuera family. It all started with Eusebio and Julia, then their sons Ramon and Carlos took over; now their sister Carmen and her niece Patricia are currently in charge. From La Puebla de Montalban, a small town just 20 minutes from Toledo, they produce cheese from same day milk. They are dedicated to making the best cheese possible, so it is no surprise that they were instrumental in helping to create the DOP for Manchego in 1985. From a tiny house to a full-on factory, we are proud that the Corcuera family has grown together with Forever Cheese.