afuega'l pitu trapo blanco

Afuega’l Pitu is one of the oldest Spanish cheeses. It was even used to pay taxes in the 18th Century. The translation of the name means “hard to swallow” in Asturian dialect. It is dense, at times granular and can often stick on the palate. Made with cow’s milk and aged 30 days, Afuega’l Pitu is formed by pressing the curd in cheesecloth. Nutty and tangy, the cheese has a wonderful, acidic finish. Blanco or Rojo (with paprika) 8/1# (preorder only)