In Regulation (EU) No. 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council, on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs, this is defined as: “A name which identifies a product:
The following are general objectives of the PDOs:
The PDO “Queso Manchego” was organized, on a provisional basis, in 1982. In 1984, its first regulations were published. After a long legal battle, caused by the actions brought by certain groups originating in communities outside Castilla-La Mancha, the Spanish Supreme Court ruled that only cheese made according to the rules written in the aforementioned regulation can be called “Queso Manchego”. The registration of the European Union was in June 1996.