Manchego Cheese is the cheese obtained from the whole milk of manchega sheep. It is predominantly produced in La Mancha in Spain. It is cream colored and has a tangy flavor, which depends on the amount of aging or ripening of the cheese. During manufacturing, Manchego is pressed using wooden boards that leave imprints of wheat-ear patterns on the top and bottom of the product, rendering a unique and earthy appearance. Manchego cheese is protected by its Denominacin de Origen. This controls its production, ensures the exclusive use of milk only from the Manchega sheep, and dictates an aging period for at least 2 months.