CHEESE     CHEESE WITH DOP
CODE: 1111120013
MAKERS: LA BORBOLLA
FAMILY: Soft pate with mould rind
QUALITY MARK: PDO (Protected Designation of Origin)
COUNTRY: España
REGION: Asturias
MILK: Cow
TREATMENT: Pasteurised milk
RIPENING: Young
INTENSITY: Mild
WEIGHT: 0,3 kg
UNITS X BOX: 24
FAT IN 100G OF CHEESE: 20 g

Cheese with PDO
Already made in the Neolithic, this is probably the oldest cheese still made in Spain . Nowadays, since the end of the 19th century, you can find the red or "roxa" version with red paprika.
HISTORY

Afuega'l pitu means in Bable (the language of Asturias) “choking cake”, due to its soft texture that sticks to the palate, like a polvorón (traditional Spanish Christmas sweet). The name also symbolizes the Spanish custom of ‘drowning the rooster’, referring to cheesemakers feeding a piece of the freshly made cheese to a rooster. An ancient cheese that was homemade through spontaneous coagulation of the curd after waiting a half-day to a day. At the end of the 19th century, the red variant began to be produced, adding varying amounts ofspicy red paprika to the curd. Two of its variants were awarded DOP in 2004: atroncau (trunk-shaped) or trapu (round, molded with rag), you can find both in white and red/paprika variants.

 
TASTING NOTES

A very acidic cheese, almost citric, of defined and peculiar flavor with spreadable texture and sticky palate. Typically accompanied by dry, sour and fruity drinks such as cider or young white wines, and accompanied by sweet breads such as cornbread.

 
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