A bit about us
It was in 1918 when “La Casa del Profesor” opened its doors for the first time in Salas, Asturias. From the very early days this special pastry shop gained the trust and affection that have been maintained up until today . Under the watchful eye of his mother, Marichu, the fourth generation, sisters Carmen and Teresa are now responsible for the culinary direction in this nearly centenary confectionary, characterized by an exquisite treatment of the raw ingredients.
Who are we?
“La Casa del Profesor” was born in 1918 when it was founded by Pepín, a music teacher who ran a restaurant that was the village’s meeting point for all the locals. Since then, “La Casa del Profesor” has been managed by four different generations of the family, being Carmen and Teresa the ones who take care of the business these days.
If there is a product that distinguishes this pastry shop, these are, for their exclusivity, the popular “Carajitos” which have turn to be so famous that have been imitated all around Asturias and have become one of the most classic Asturian confectionary specialties. The production of these exquisite biscuits reflect our love for tradition and the best natural products.
Carmen and Teresa inherited the homemade formula and elaborate these hazelnut biscuits one by one, with supreme quality raw ingredients following the traditional handcrafted recipe.
The confectionery is located in the village of Salas, where Carmen and Teresa have written their own story of passion for cooking, having earned great prestige and recognition. Salas is located in a natural environment, just a few kilometres from the capital of Asturias, Oviedo.
This small village is famous for the magnificent mausoleum to Fernando Valdés Salas, founder of the University of Oviedo and inquisitor for King Philip II, sculpted by the famous renacentist Italian artist Pompeo Leoni. Salas is also known for the DANONE factory that supplies “Danonino Petit Suisse” all over Europe and of course, for the unique “Carajitos del Profesor”.