Afuega'l Pitu Cheese Red 300 g Rebollín (Pack 6 pcs)

  • Pasteurized cow's milk.
  • The color is orange-red due to the paprika which is added.
  • It pairs well with young red wines.
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Format 300 g approx.
NUTRITION INFORMATION Avarage values per 100 g
Energy 1349 kJ / 323 kcal
Fat 25,5 g
of which Saturates 16 g
Carbohydrate 5 g
of which Sugars 1,2 g
Protein 37 g
Salt 1,5 g

Soft fatty cheese, made with pasteurized cow’s milk of the frisona and Asturiana breeds form the valleys. The color is orange-red due to the paprika which is added. Its flavor is slightly acid, creamy, quite dry, strong and a bit spicy due to paprika. It pairs well with young red wines. It is one of the most popular cow cheeses of Asturias and it is produced in small farms, called ‘caserías’, which are spread all over the central valleys of Asturias and the mountainsides between the rivers Narcea and Sella. It is a region with an oceanic climate, which characterizes by heavy rains, moderate sun radiation and high cloudiness. This climatology favors the development of meadow species of an excellent quality which are present in the plentiful natural fields of the area. This cluster of circumstances generates an unbeatable raw material for the production of Afuega’l Pitu.

 

Nobody knows exactly what was the reason why this curious reddish cheese was created, although, most likely, it was due to a completely random fact since afuega’l pitu cheese is produced in the same tables as pork cured meats (chorizo and black pudding of the typical Asturian stews and pottages). Probably, unintentionally, a part of the rennet was stained with paprika and, since cheese was highly valuable and it could not be wasted for this reason, it continued its production process. As the result was good, what at the beginning happened by chance was done in a deliberated way subsequently. It is also important to take into account that paprika hides the strong acidity of the softest afuega’l pitu.

Pasteurized cow's milk, calcium chloride, ferments, rennet, salt and paprika.

Contains milk.

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Luis M. Berdal 24/01/2017

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Afuega'l Pitu Cheese Red 300 g Rebollín (Pack 6 pcs)

Afuega'l Pitu Cheese Red 300 g Rebollín (Pack 6 pcs)

  • Pasteurized cow's milk.
  • The color is orange-red due to the paprika which is added.
  • It pairs well with young red wines.

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