Pecorino Toscano Aged 6 Months Sold by the pound
Pecorino Toscano, A.D.O.C. sheep's milk cheese produced with the milk from the regions of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio, under strict supervision of the Consortium of Pecorino Toscano. Aged about 6 months this cheese has a firm texture with a nutty and refined finish. Pecorino Tuscano is ripe after two weeks, when the inside of the cheese is creamy; it is then the most delicate of all pecorini. If it is aged, it becomes hard and piquant, but even then it is a table rather than a grating cheese. The pecorino delle crete senesi, a district south of Siena, is the favorite with real connoisseurs of pecorino.