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Feb 6, 2008 09:07 AM

Manchego Cheese

I wanted to report that the recently available Maese Miguel brand of kosher manchego is very tasty. I found it at the uptown Fairway.

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  1. As a former non-kosher eater, i have missed Manchego for years. Maese Miguel is the real authentic deal.
    And now its gone. I am in despair. If anyone finds it again, PLEASE email me at and let me know where.

    7 Replies
    1. re: foxdammit

      The kosher cheese situation is getting worse of late.

        1. re: koshergourmetmart

          I have been seeing fewer European cheeses in the market. Aslo, the end of the Joseph's Farm line was a significant setback as it was an improvement over the mainstream brands. Finally, I have found that Le Petit Fermiere has gone down in quality recently.

          1. re: Kosher Critic

   offers a variety of imported cheeses and other interesting food items on line. I don't see Manchego on their list, though.

            1. re: Kosher Critic


              Availability of European cheese is a direct result of lack of demand. They're available in Europe. Lack of a large enough sophisticated consumer base in the USA is causing importers to think twice- especially since the new, small importers pay more in the way of importation fees, duties, etc than the established companies, ensuring higher costs to consumers than would otherwise have been the case.

              1. re: ganeden

                A small company may face higher transportation costs. However, Customs duty rates do not vary according to the size of the importer.

          2. re: Kosher Critic

            To the contrary, I've never known a time when there were so many options for Kosher cheese. Problem with the economy being the way that it is and most of the Kosher purveyors being less attuned to the "foodie" world, you're gonna find a lot of cheddar, mozzarella and munster hogging the shelves. People are making it, but getting it on store shelves is a battle.