PECORINO TOSCANO PDO Aged Sheep Cheese Half wheel
- Producer: Caseificio Val d’Orcia
- Containing: 0,8 Kg. / 1.8Lbs.
- Shelf Life: : 5 months
- Shipping: available worldwide, except in Australia
1 x Pecorino Toscano PDO, aged sheep cheese - whole wheel 0,8 kg
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Pecorino is a sort of umbrella term, so it can be used to indicate any cheese produced with sheep’s milk. Indeed, in Italy there are many varieties of Pecorino cheese, all typical of certain areas or sheep breeds. In Southern Italy, it is better known as cacio.
Its origins date back to ancient times - in some reports it is described as one of the most popular cheeses at Lorenzo de Medici’s banquets - whereas the PDO label was obtained in 1992.
The guidelines establish all stages of production; from the milking to the ageing. The milk must be of sheep and come from the areas of origin: Tuscany and some neighboring municipalities of Lazio and Liguria.
Did you know that the breaking of the curd is pivotal to obtain soft, hard or semi-hard cheeses? In order to produce fresh cheese, the curd must respect the size of a nut during the breaking process, whereas for an aged cheese the size should be that of a grain of maize.
The aged Pecorino Toscano is a mature cheese, with an ageing period of at least 120 days and up to one year; cheese makers use only calf rennet and the salting process takes just one day.
The aged Pecorino Toscano has a cylindrical shape, a thin yellow crust that contains an irresistible soft and sweet yellow paste with a fragrant taste, intense and slightly spicy.
The aged Pecorino Toscano is suitable also for demanding customers, who seek out certain aromas which develop with the product’s ageing. It becomes a meditation cheese, perfect to be accompanied by red wines. In Italy, Pecorino Toscano is often consumed in slices, but it can be eaten also in flakes with honey or jams. It is used also grated in many traditional recipes, especially on pasta.
How to store it: it can be stored at a temperature between +4° and +8 °, wrapped in paper for food.
- Appearance: cylindrical shape
- Colour: pale yellow
- Smell: dried fruit and hay
- Taste: intense and slightly spicy
- Density: semi-hard paste
Ingredients: pasteurized sheep’s milk, salt, rennet, indigenous milk enzymes
Preservatives: none, non-edible crust
Calories per 100 gr: 423 kcal
Format: 0,8 kg – half wheel of aged Pecorino Toscano PDO, vacuum packaged
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