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Jan 20, 2012 08:14 AM

Looking for Maese Miguel d.o.p. Manchego in Madrid

Going to be passing through my favourite European city in a couple of months and want to know where I can find this specific brand of Manchego Cheese. I particularly love the extra old (~15 months) but can't find it at El Corte Ingles or most groceries/markets.

Any help would be great!

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  1. Try asking the makers:
    They should be able to tell you where to buy. There site has a part in English. Good luck!

    5 Replies
    1. re: monchique

      Thanks! Sent them an email. We'll see what they say.

      1. re: monchique

        They just got back to me today. Sounds like I need to look for the "Mancha Real" brand. Possibly the "Maese Miguel" is a label they put on export only cheeses. We'll see. That name doesn't ring a bell at all. I usually grab a wheel or two of the "Villacenteno" Viejo dop Manchego at El Corte Ingles when I'm passing through, but the Maese Miguel one ( I find here in Toronto, Canada) is far superior, but of course, far more expensive if I buy it here.

        1. re: currycue

          Found this website:

          Try to find it at La Boulette, Mercado de la Paz (Calle Ayala 28) or Poncelet on Calle Argensola 27.

          1. re: JuanDoe

            Gracias! I'll check them out in March. Last time we stayed near the Mercado Anton Martin, but no luck there either.

            1. re: JuanDoe

              Well how about that? My second las night in Madrid and just found out that the Supermercado El Corte Ingles behind Puerta Del Sol has my cheese in stock! EUR17.95/kilo. (far better than the $55 back home)

        2. Can't help with this request - but as an FYI I have seen 12 month-old in a couple of places in Toronto recently - to hold off the pangs!

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            1. re: Aleta

              Bruno's at Yonge & St Clair (12 month only) and Sobey's on St Clair east of Yonge (the latter had both 3-and 12- month) - both seen this month.

                1. re: Aleta

                  Update today visit: Sobey's didn't have 12-month, only 3-month.
                  Bruno's had both 12-month ($21.99 Lb) and 6-month ($19.99 Lb) - both from same distributor, but not clear if same producer.
                  Tasting comparison pending!