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Tupí

Tupí
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  • Made from pasteurized cow's, goat's and sheep's milk

  • Country of origin: Andorra and Spain

  • Region: Catalonia

  • Type: soft, artisan

  • Fat content: 50%

  • Texture: creamy

  • Rind: rindless

  • Colour: white

  • Flavour: spicy

  • Aroma: pungent

  • Synonyms: fromage de Tupi

Tupi cheese also known as "fromage de Tupi" (cheese in a pot), is a tranditional cheese found in Pyrenees Mountains of Catalonia. A fermented cheese aged in a clay pot ("tupina") for almost 4 months. It is made with sheep, goat and/or cow's milk and liqueur or oilve oil. This cheese is hard in texture with garlic as a seasoning. With a very spicy and tangy flavour, it's taste is very similar to Italian cheeses like Parmigianino etc. As it has a very pungent flavour.

Tupí is mixed with tomato sauce, butter or honey to soften its flavour. It is generally served with bread and cold cava wine. The main highlight of Tupí cheese is that, compared to other cheeses, it doesn’t need to be refrigerated. The cheese is served in clay vessels in which it is individually aged.