Make a hard cheese with the rind imprinted with the traditional Manchego basket-weave. Removable patterned collar makes for easy cleaning.
First pressing should be done without collar, using only standard coarse cheese cloth. All subsequent pressings should be done with the basket-patterned collar in place.
Click here for a great, comprehensive recipe from Jim Wallace at New England Cheesemaking.
Three sizes available:
Manchego "90": 0.5 to 0.66 lb. wheel - so cute! Just under 3.5-inches across and 2.5-inches tall.
Manchego "100": 0.75 to 1.5 lb. wheel - 4-inches across and 4.5-inches tall.
Manchego "125": 1.5 to 2.8 lb. wheel - 5-inches across and 5-inches tall.