Producer: Rey Silo Origin: Asturias, Spain

These brainy little buttons herald from the Asturias region in Spain and are cousins of Afuega’l pitu, considered to be one of the oldest Spanish cheeses. These classic jewels feature cow’s milk with pimenton spice. A firm, surface ripened cheese, Rey Silo Rojo is aged for two months in underground cellars on the banks of the Nalon River. It has intense wildflower flavor and like its cousin, its texture is on the drier side. The name comes from its tendency to stick to one’s palate (“pitu”). Yeasty and bright, this classic is meant to be enjoyed with apple cider, olive oil, vinegars, or wine.

Milk Type:

cow (raw)

; Aged:

60 days

; Breed:


; Milk Source:

one local farm

; Rind Style:


Flavor Profile

Aroma: floral

Texture: dry fudge

Flavor: spiced nuts

Recommended Uses

Enjoy with apple cider, wine, or olive oil. Or grate it onto soups, pasta, salads, risotto.

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Item No.SizePackWeight
450818 oz.6/case3.3 lb


Cow milk (raw), animal rennet, paprika (pimento), salt

Bronze, World Cheese Awards, 2022