Artequeso

OUR BEST ARTISAN CHEESES

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Our cheeses are produced on the family estate farm from our own sheep. La Prudenciana, located in Tembleque (Toledo), in the heart of La Mancha region, is just 100 km. south of Madrid. The cheese factory can be visited to learn about the production process at any time.

We are already the fourth generation of the Alvarez Valera family devoted to a family business that started in farming and later was completed by breeding Manchego Sheep. In the early eighties we started transforming our sheep`s milk into artisan Manchego Cheese with D.O. (denomination of origin). Since then we market our chesses under the ARTEQUESO brand name.

Our experience in the production of this cheese, together eith the great success of Artequeso among our customers, encouraged us to increase our range of aged cheeses made with raw sheep, goat or blend of these two, and cow`s milk, under the BUENALBA brand name. All of them produced with careful attention to quality raw materials, slow ageing process and with total respect for the artisan tradition.