The usually warm relations between Spain and Mexico have soured in recent days as the two Hispanophone nations are locked in a feud over the naming rights of one of Spain's most iconic food products and hindering talks of a new trade deal between the EU and Mexico City.

Madrid has demanded that it have exclusive rights to the name Manchego, in reference to a traditional ewe's milk cheese from Spain's central Castilla-La Mancha region. Manchego is an artisanal product that requires a specific ...


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