Country of origin: Italy
Texture: crumbly, dense, flaky and grainy
Flavour: fruity, nutty, savory, sharp
Pecorino refers to Italian cheeses made wholly from sheep's milk. It is one of the oldest types of cheese as well as widely popular outside of Italy. This cheese can only be produced on the islands of Sardinia, Lazio and in the Tuscan Province of Grosseto.
The wheels are dry-salted by hand many times to produce Pecorino's delicious taste. Eight to 12 months of ageing gives it a dry, granular texture with a nice strong taste.
Pecorino Romano is the most popular alternative to Parmesan cheese due to its hard texture and sharp & salty flavour. Grated over pasta, breads, and used in casseroles or all by itself with a little red wine.