El Trigal Manchego is produced in the La Mancha region from pasteurised sheep's milk. It has a black gray or buff coloured rind with a crosshatch pattern, the paste colour is stark white when young, becomes yellowish as it ages. The fully aged cheese is usually smeared with olive oil and surface mould is removed. The cheese has holes throughout the paste with a mild, slightly briny, nutty flavour. This Manchego is extremely buttery and aged to perfection. There is a peppery bite to cheeses that have reached a great age. It is best known of a series of sheep's cheeses and is similar to Zamorano, Cadiz, Calahora or Castelleno.