Manchego vs. Asiago......fite!

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Skottie, Sunday, 28 March 2004 03:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

manchego. no question.

gabbneb (gabbneb), Sunday, 28 March 2004 03:29 (thirteen years ago) Permalink


Ian Johnson (orion), Sunday, 28 March 2004 03:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Manchego rules.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Sunday, 28 March 2004 03:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

and once again, ladies and germs, The Man of La Mancha

Perhaps it's an unfair fight. Manchego has a nice range of ripeness possibilities too. Something for the sheep's cheese lover in everyone.

Skottie, Sunday, 28 March 2004 03:36 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Manchego, curado naturally.

Ed (dali), Sunday, 28 March 2004 07:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i heart manchego but i'll bite the middlebrow bullet and admit a fondness for asiago bagels.

stockholm cindy (Jody Beth Rosen), Sunday, 28 March 2004 10:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Stockholm OTM on the last point. Manchego bagels would rule.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 28 March 2004 14:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Accompanied by

Skottie, Sunday, 4 April 2004 13:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

this question is very personal and close to my heart. i'm gonna say manchego.

s1ocki (slutsky), Sunday, 4 April 2004 17:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Close to your heart as in arterial blockage caused by the consmption of too much dairy?

Skottie, Sunday, 4 April 2004 18:13 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

as in i wear a manchego-filled pendant around my neck constantly

s1ocki (slutsky), Sunday, 4 April 2004 18:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Why...that's...beautiful. Is it carved in the shape of someone you love?

Skottie, Sunday, 4 April 2004 18:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

it has my great-great-great-grandfather's thumbrint imprinted on it. he was awarded the pendant after slaying a legion of cossacks.

s1ocki (slutsky), Sunday, 4 April 2004 18:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Inspired by this thread, I picked up some manchego today.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 4 April 2004 18:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

Eating Manchego right now. HOT DAMN is it both expensive and good.

roxymuzak, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 10:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

Manchego has a fabulous flavor but also bizarre. It's kind of shocking like garlic!

dream words & nightmare paragraphs from a red factory in a dead town (Abbbottt), Friday, 17 February 2012 23:43 (five years ago) Permalink

I hate to get all francophile on y'all but manchego is good, Ossau-Iraty is sublime.

le ralliement du doute et de l'erreur (Michael White), Friday, 17 February 2012 23:45 (five years ago) Permalink

Also the poll should have been between Manchego and an Italian sheep's milk cheese like pecorino

le ralliement du doute et de l'erreur (Michael White), Friday, 17 February 2012 23:50 (five years ago) Permalink

was just going to post what MW said ... i used to be a fromager you know

the late great, Friday, 17 February 2012 23:55 (five years ago) Permalink

hey if you like ossau-iraty MW you should look for abbaye d'bellocq, it's from the same region but made by monks so its a little more refined flavor

kinda goes

abbaye > ossau-iraty > petit basque

the late great, Friday, 17 February 2012 23:57 (five years ago) Permalink

the other one i am always trying to push on people who like manchego is zamorano which is pretty much manchego but not from la mancha, its got a subtly different flavor that i prefer

the late great, Saturday, 18 February 2012 00:01 (five years ago) Permalink

abbaye > ossau-iraty > petit basque

oh hell yeah. not necessarily in that order, but all these cheeses. think that this style of french/basque/spanish sheep's milk cheese is my favorite, at least for the raw nude eating of.

never had zamorano that i know of. will try.

Little GTFO (contenderizer), Saturday, 18 February 2012 00:06 (five years ago) Permalink

oh! which is istara?

Mayan Calendar Deren (doo dah), Saturday, 18 February 2012 02:10 (five years ago) Permalink

istara is a "brand" (consortium?) that distributes all three in different markets.

the late great, Saturday, 18 February 2012 03:55 (five years ago) Permalink

petit basque is a small fist-sized orange barrel with a basket weave pattern

ossau iraty is a large wheel with a light gray natural rind

abbaye is similar except beige and with a white mold dusting

the late great, Saturday, 18 February 2012 04:00 (five years ago) Permalink

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