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Afuega'l Pitu cheese

 
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Maestro Tomberi



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:41 am    Post subject: Afuega'l Pitu cheese Reply with quote

This; indeed, is one of the most popular Asturian cheeses, along with Cabrales.

It name comes to mean "chokes the throat", because the acid flavour and dry texture of this particular cheese. Another of it most noticeable features is that is completely saltless and an stupendous fresh aroma (ricotta like).




It's also easily recognizeable because of it unfinishesd-cone shape, and you can have it available wether in it white or orangeish (w/ paprika) version.

Altough in my family village (Cornellana) it's produced a lot, the best place to take it is Morcín indeed (La Foz or Sta. Eulalia). In fact there is held always the Annual Afuega'l Pitu fair, an event quite known in the region.



One of my favourite ways of trying it is to get a quite thin slice, spread it over a toasted slice of "pan de barra", adding some drips of olive oil, and...

MMMMM, mmmm!!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course pitu also refers to a male chicken, but choking the chicken has a far different meaning in English slang.
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Maestro Tomberi



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course, altough it would be fun to think about that possibility Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ja ja.... Por si acaso alguien no sabe, "choke the chicken" refiere a "hacerse una paja" o "tirar de manoletina".
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Maestro Tomberi



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lolazo!! Now that's flour of another sack!! Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:46 pm    Post subject: ¿Ónde puese topalu nos EE..XX..? Reply with quote

¿Daquién sabe por ónde puese topar una tienda que vende'l quesu d'afuega'l pitu equí nos EE..XX..? Pues, yá sé que ye poco probable que esiste al otru llau del átlanticu yá que ye difícil alcontralu'n Madrid.

Entrugo por toes partes y nun lu conoz naide...

Gracies.

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Does anyone know where I can find afuega'l pitu in the US? It's even hard to find in Madrid.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the US, a number of cheeses from Spain are available at
La Tienda (this is their cheese page). They have some Asturian cheeses, but I didn't see Afuega'l Pitu listed. You should call and ask, but be sure to mention our forum! (If you shop through this afilliate link you will help support this forum at no cost to you.)

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En los EE.UU., un número de quesos de España están disponibles en
La Tienda (ésta es su página de queso). Tienen algunos quesos asturianos, pero no vi Afuega'l Pitu en la lista. Sería buena idea llamar y preguntar, pero por favor menciona nuestro foro! (Si compras a través de este enlace afilliate, vas a ayudar en apoyar el foro sin cualquier costo para ti.)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Documental de TPA, sobre el queso Afuega'l Pitu
TPA Documentary, about Afuega'l Pitu Cheese
https://www.rtpa.es/video:Saboreando%20el%20paraiso_551536878366.html
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