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Principado de Asturias


Description

Delicious block cheese, very similar to that from Cantabria, made in the eastern part of the province of Asturias.

It is a rectangular shaped cheese, made of pressed paste, weighing around a kilo. It is made in a very similar way to Cantabrian cheese, with cows milk to which milk fermenting agents and industrial rennet are added. It is a soft matured cheese, one of the so-called "cream cheeses", with a very soft, creamy elastic paste. Inside it is even and creamy, and its flavour is milky, mild and not at all greasy.

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Product information

  • Type of product: Others
  • Season: Nowadays it is made and eaten all year round.
  • Origin: The area of manufacture lies in the area of Llanes, in the eastern central part of the Principality of Asturias, bordering Cantabria.
  • To drink with it: Crianza dry white wines and young reds.
  • Recipes: 'Pasiega' cheesecake

Nutritional information

  • Energy: Average
  • Cholesterol: Average
  • Comments: Rich in calcium, lipids, proteins.



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