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Aged Pecorino (Reserve)

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Description

Weight: 250g (approx.)

The name Pecorino is given to a cheese made predominantly of sheep's milk and many varieties can be found across Italy.

This Pecorino is a matured, excellent quality artisanal cheese made in the unspoilt Sila National Park in Calabria.  Pecorino is one of Italy's oldest cheeses and features heavily in Italian cuisine! Pecorino is made with raw sheep's milk (giving it an authentic rural taste) and aged in ancient vaults. It is a hard, ivory coloured cheese which is a little less salty than the Romano variety and pleasantly spicy.

Our matured Calabrian Pecorino cheese comes shrink-wrapped. Once open wrap well with foil and it will keep in the fridge for around one week.

Ingredients

Sheep's milk, rennet, salt.

 

Our Producer 

Fattoria Bio

Fattoria Bio is a beautiful, huge organic family farm in the Sila Mountains in Calabria run by Mario and the rest of the Grillo family. The family's love of their land and of their free range animals shines through their products. The uncontaminated setting and the pure water of the Silane springs adds to the unique taste of the organic products produced on the Fattoria Bio farm which are the pride of the Grillo family. 

Fattoria Bio has kept alive the traditions of the families of shepherds who have worked this land for four long generations. The farm covers about 100 hectares in Sila and 50 in Rossano and twice a year even today the shepherds make the journey from the mountains down to the Marina - a 55km pilgrimage which follows the seasons and nature.