Pecorino Toscano PDO is a type of cheese protected by the PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) status, which means that it can only be produced in specific regions of Tuscany, Italy, and must adhere to strict production methods and standards. This cheese is made from sheep's milk, typically from the Sardinian breed of sheep, which produces rich and creamy milk. The cheese comes in a variety of styles, ranging from soft and fresh cheese to hard and aged cheese, with different ageing periods yielding different textures and flavours.
- Pecorino Toscano PDO has a distinct flavour that is often described as nutty and slightly salty, with a hint of sweetness. The cheese has a firm texture that becomes crumbly with age, making it a popular grating cheese for pasta dishes. It is also commonly used in salads and sandwiches and pairs well with fruits, nuts, and cured meats.
- To produce Pecorino Toscano PDO, the sheep's milk is heated and curdled using natural enzymes or rennet. The curds are then pressed into moulds and aged for varying periods of time, from a few weeks to several months. During the ageing process, the cheese develops its distinct flavour and texture.
- Overall, Pecorino Toscano PDO is a delicious and versatile cheese that is an essential part of Tuscan cuisine. Its PDO status ensures that the cheese is made according to traditional methods, resulting in a high-quality product that is recognized around the world for its unique flavour and character.
Pasteurized sheep's milk, salt, rennet and cheese cultures
Nutritional Information per 100g
Energy (kJ): 1586
Energy (kcal): 382
Protein (g): 25
Carbohydrate (g): 0.8
of which sugars (g): 0.8
Fat (g): 31
of which saturates (g): 21.7
Salt (g): 1.9
Lactose Free: No
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegan: No
Gluten Free: Yes
Store in a refrigerator between temperature 1°C to 5°C
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