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Slice | 450gr
 13,90
PETOST

CURED PECORINO TOSCANO PDO

Slice | 450gr
 13,90

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Pecorino Toscano PDO is a typical cheese from Tuscany, whose production follows the rules indicated by the Consortium for the protection of Pecorino Toscano PDO.

Pecorino Toscano PDO is produced exclusively with 100% Italian sheep’s milk from 3 regions: Tuscany, Lazio and Umbria. It is a semi-hard cheese, characterised by a distinctive and strong flavour and an intense aroma. It has a thin yellow rind that is smooth and compact. In the interior, the cheese is straw yellow in colour, tending to light. The aroma is strong with hints of hay and dried fruit.

Pecorino Toscano PDO is matured for a minimum of 120 days and up to one year.

It is perfect served with onion jam, figs, honey or balsamic vinegar. It is excellent grated over pasta, risottos or soups or cut into flakes for a mixed plate of cold meats and cheeses.

The best pairing to this cheese is a classic Tuscan wine: Chianti Classico DOC. This totally Tuscan combination will enhance all the characteristics of this cheese in its aroma and taste.

Production

The production of Pecorino Toscano PDO is an art that has been handed down for centuries in Tuscany and that, even if it has been refined over time with new technologies, needs time to reach that unique product that we are envied all over the world.

The transformation of this typical cheese follows several stages to arrive at the final product:

  1. Milking and arrival of the milk: the sheep are milked twice a day from 100 to 200 days. The milk is taken from the place of milking to where it is processed by the cheesemaker.
  2. Heat treatment: the milk used in the production of Pecorino Toscano PDO can be of three types – raw, thermised or pasteurised. Once pasteurisation has taken place, native cultures are added, which are obtained from high-quality sheep’s milk.
  3. Adding rennet and breaking the curd: this is the process that allows the milk to go from a liquid to a solid state. The curd is then broken into lumps the size of a kernel of corn.
  4. Moulding and whey draining: the curd is then placed in the special moulds that will give it its typical cylindrical shape and, to facilitate the expulsion of excess whey, they are placed inside rooms with a temperature of about 35° and humidity of 90% thus beginning the process of maturation of the moulds themselves.
  5. Salting and maturing: this is followed by dry salting or salting in brine, a process that allows the Pecorino Toscano PDO to eliminate the excess whey and begin the process of forming the rind. This is followed by the maturing process, which lasts a minimum of four months for mature Pecorino Toscano PDO. During this period, any natural formation of mould is cleaned by the cheese-makers.
  6. Marking: only the best cheeses are marked with the ‘Pecorino Toscano PDO’ logo.
Content

Pasteurised sheep’s MILK, salt, rennet, native yeasts, sunflower oil on the rind.

Content

Pasteurised sheep’s MILK, salt, rennet, native yeasts, sunflower oil on the rind.

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Conservation tips
Store between +4°C and +8°C
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