Pecorino Toscano Cheese
Already at the end of the 1400s it was considered the best cheese in Italy, on a par with Parmigiano Reggiano: we are talking about Tuscan pecorino, an Italian cheese with a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) produced since ancient times. In the past it was called "marzolino" because its production began in March. This cheese is soft or semi-hard (depending on the seasoning) and is produced with whole sheep's milk. It stands out for its strong flavour and for its delicate aroma. The Tuscan pecorino DOP is made with care and love in the entire territory of the Tuscany region and in the neighbouring municipalities. learn more ...
... How can you make the most of the unmistakable taste of this cheese? The Tuscan pecorino DPO can be used in the kitchen to enrich many dishes. You can taste the fresh and soft type paired with salads, sautéed mushrooms or pinzimonio. With this cheese you can also create quick and tasty appetizers. In this case, it will be enough to accompany it with a toasted Tuscan bread bruschetta and a drizzle of PDO extra virgin olive oil.
If, on the other hand, you prefer stronger flavours, you can try the pecorino toscano PDO seasoned with the finest Tuscan salami. To embellish a first course, grate it on the pasta. Tuscan pecorino is perfect to taste with honey too! Pour a teaspoon on a slice: this particular combination will surprise you. Obviously, with the Tuscan pecorino DOP you cannot miss a good accompanying wine. We recommend the delicately scented whites or reds for the younger cheese, while the more fragrant red wines for the seasoned.
The ParmaShop PDO Tuscan pecorino comes directly from the Val D’Orcia Dairy which has received several awards, such as the award given to it in 1990 for "Best Italian pecorino", of which it is still the holder. At ParmaShop you can also choose from four variants of pecorino:
• Fresh 2.3 kg (whole form)
• Fresh 1 kg (half form)
• Aged 2 kg (whole form)
• Seasoned 1 kg (half form)
ParmaShop also offers 1kg (half-cheese) seasoned Tuscan pecorino PDO with fig vinegar cream, a tasty savoury / sweet combination that will conquer your palate. If you have any questions or would like some advice on combinations and our products, do not hesitate to contact us by phone or e-mail.