Definition of Manchego in English:

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Pronunciation: /manˈCHāɡō/


A Spanish cheese traditionally made with sheep’s milk.
Example sentences
  • Much, much better were the thin wedges of nutty, fudgey Manchego cheese and the thick but sweetly tender Serrano ham clearly cut from the leg, not industrially pre-sliced.
  • And if you can't find Manchego cheese, you can use another sharp-flavored, aged white cheese, such as dry jack.
  • Our souls refreshed, we made our way back to the centre, in search of liquid refreshment, nibbling on a slice of Manchego cheese and sipping La Mancha wine in one of the many terrace cafés.


Spanish, from La Mancha, the region of Spain where the cheese originates.

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Syllabification: Man·che·go

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