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

currycue Jan 20, 2012 08:14 AM

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!

  1. estufarian Feb 23, 2012 05:33 AM

    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: estufarian
      Aleta Feb 23, 2012 07:52 AM

      Pray tell where, Estufarian!

      1. re: Aleta
        estufarian Feb 23, 2012 11:36 AM

        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: estufarian
          Aleta Feb 23, 2012 11:42 AM

          Thanks very much!

          1. re: Aleta
            estufarian Feb 29, 2012 12:20 PM

            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!

    2. monchique Jan 20, 2012 08:23 AM

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

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      1. re: monchique
        currycue Jan 20, 2012 11:27 AM

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

        1. re: monchique
          currycue Jan 26, 2012 09:43 AM

          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
            JuanDoe Jan 26, 2012 11:43 AM

            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
              currycue Jan 27, 2012 09:17 AM

              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
                currycue Apr 3, 2012 02:03 PM

                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)

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