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Pecorino Toscano - DOP

Pecorino Toscano - DOP

from Italy by Mitica
4.5 lbs (whole wheel) chilled $23.94 $107.73
2 x 5 lbs (whole wheels) chilled $21.55 $215.50

Pecorino Toscano - DOP

Pecorino Toscano is truly a Tuscan mainstay and is produced, per regulation, the same way as it has for generations. Boasting a DOP (Denominazione di Origine Protetta or Protected Designation of Origin), this cheese is carefully supervised throughout its production to ensure that all cheeses that are called Pecorino Toscano, truly deserve it. This sheep’s milk cheese is semi-hard with a firm, compact texture. As with most sheep cheese, the aroma is pleasantly herbal and each bite is rich and full of nutty flavors. You’ll also find delicious notes of butterscotch.

The process of creating true Pecorino lies in both the ingredients and the process in which it is produced. The milk comes from sheep that are raised near Toscana and some areas of Lazio and Umbria. These sheep must also eat hay and fodder only that come from the same area. The milk is curdled between 33°C and 38°C and rennet is added. Once the mold of the cheese is formed salt is added for half a day, and then begins the aging process. Pecorino blocks are aged for six months and finished with a yellow rind - the deeper layers of the cheese are white. Once complete, the cheese is checked one last time before being marked as DOP.

Pecorino Toscano – DOP is used in a variety of Tuscan recipes and can be grated on most pasta dishes and risottos - the classic uses for Pecorino! Shave over fresh salads or over soups. It also serves as a great table cheese as well. This cheese works great on cheese boards when paired with nuts, jams, honey, or dried fruits, particularly figs. Aged Pecorino like this one is best paired with heavier red wines.

This Italian delicacy is imported by Mitca, a brand of the Forever Cheese Company. Since 1998, Mitica has established relationships with artisan producers around the Mediterranean. Owners Michele Buster and Pierluigi Sini travel extensively through Europe in search of remarkable products to add to their line. As an importer, Mitica developed its own Foreign Supplier Verification Program to continually evaluate its products and adheres to AIB International standards with all inspections.

Ingredients: Pasteurized Sheep's Milk, Rennet, Salt, Enzymes.
Availability: Usually ships within 1 business days. Product is perishable and must ship via Overnight service.
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Product Questions And Answers

Q: How many months has this cheese been aged?
A: This cheese has been aged for minimum 2 months.

*Product Pricing and Weight Specifications

This product is priced by the lb. shipped, and you will be charged based on the actual weight of the item shipped, by the price per lb for the product. The total price your shopping cart shows is an estimated charge. You will not be charged until the product ships, based on the weight that is shipped. The chart below shows estimated weight ranges and actual prices per lb. for this item.

5916303 4.5 lbs (whole wheel) 4.00 lbs. - 5.00 lbs. $23.94
5916304 2 x 5 lbs (whole wheels) 9.00 lbs. - 11.00 lbs. $21.55


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