Just a few weeks ago we met a commercial agreement between the European Union and Mexico so that the latter country could continue producing cheese classified as “Queso Manchego”. And this despite the fact that nothing has to do with the quality of the original with that produced in the Central American country.
The Manchego Cheese Designation of Origin Regulatory Council aims to differentiate the original product from all those imitations or copies that intend to reach the market, and there are very clear clues to differentiate the authentic Manchego Cheese from the rest. The first thing we must appreciate is that the word “Manchego” appears next to a numbered label of the regulatory council, and another label as a product of the European Union. In addition, recently, a new casein plate greater than that previously existing has been presented.
For this reason, from the Manchego Cheese Museum in Toledo we recommend you when you consume “Manchego Cheese” that you verify the true origin of the product, although the difference jumps at the sight … or rather to the taste.