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Tupi

CATALUNYA
Milk of Cow
Fresh
Taste: Strong
Texture: Creamy
Pasta: No Rind
0,15 Kg
Cured
Ribera del Duero
DESCRIPTION

This kind of cheese is produced with curd or with sheep’s, goat’s or cow’s cheese. It has a strong, sharp flavor and tastes of spirits, anisette or eau-de-vie, which are used in its elaboration. The cheese is presented in special tubs made of clay or other materials.

PRODUCT HISTORY

The history of this cheese is tightly bound to traditional Catalan cheese production processes. The origin of this particular variety can be found perhaps in the way cheeses with production defects was reutilized, or perhaps due to the carelessness of a shepherd (since part of the curing process causes an extremely strong smell). This led to the creation of an exquisite and quite coveted product. Its name comes from the Catalan, since the word “tupi” stands for a small clay vessel with handles, and that vessel is where this cheese is made and fermented.

PRODUCTION PROCESS

Originally, this cheese was produced from goat’s Serrat cheese, when it would break up during production, or cured more than necessary or it had any other kind of anomaly. The artisan would crumble them up, put them in a small clay tub and then mix it all up with sheep’s milk, oil and eau-de-vie or spirits. Afterward, the mixture is covered with a cloth so that the cheese can ferment in the open air, but at the same time it is protected from insects or other organisms. After two or three months, depending on the weather conditions, and after some moments of almost unbearable smells during the curing process, the cheese is homogenized, left to set and transformed into a real treat for the palate.

BUY CHEESE BOARDS that include this cheese
Spain II (Strong flavor)
QUESOS FROM CATALUNYA
Tupi
Serrat
Costa Negra
Drap
SUGGESTIONS FOR GASTRONOMICAL COMBINATIONS
Tupi cheese can be mixed with tomato sauce, butter, honey, etc. in order to mitigate its strong flavor. This mixture is spread on slices of homemade bread and accompanied with very cold cava, which offers delicious sensations.