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Queso de Afuega'l pitu

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  • Made from unpasteurized cow's milk

  • Country of origin: Spain

  • Region: Asturias

  • Type: soft, artisan

  • Texture: creamy

  • Colour: ivory

  • Aroma: aromatic

  • Synonyms: Queso de Afuega, Troncado/Atroncáu, Trapo/Trapu, Blanco/Blancu, Roxu/Rojo

Queso de Afuega'l pitu (Afuega'l pitu) DOP is one of the oldest Spanish cheeses made in the Asturias region, Spain. Since 2008 it has gained a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO/DOP) status. This soft, artisan, unpasteurised cow's milk cheese comes in various shapes and flavours. The cheese is produced throughout the year. There are different varieties of this cheese, depending on the shape, ingredients and ageing period.

Type of mould used to drain the cheese:
Troncado/Atroncáu (Trunk): Form like a bishop's mitre or inverted flowerpot.
Trapo/Trapu (Rag/Cloth): Rounded like a chestnut.

If paprika is added, then the cheese is called:
Blanco/Blancu (white): Without paprika.
Roxu/Rojo (red): With paprika and/or cayenne.

The third variety depends on the ageing period:

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