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Pecorino is is the name of a family of hard Italian cheeses made from ewe milk. The word derives from Italian pecora meaning ‘sheep’, which in turn is from the Latin pecus meaning livestock. Of the four main varieties of Pecorino, all of which have Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status under European Union law, Pecorino Romano is probably the best known outside Italy, especially in the United States, which has been an important export market for the cheese since the 19th century.[2] Most Pecorino Romano is produced on the island of Sardinia, though its production is also allowed in Lazio and in the Tuscan Province of Grosseto.

The other four mature PDO cheeses are the Pecorino Sardo from Sardinia; Pecorino Toscano, whose production was already attested by Pliny the Elder in his Natural History;[3] Pecorino Siciliano (or Picurinu Sicilianu in Sicilian) from Sicily and Pecorino di Filiano from Basilicata.[4]

All come in a variety of styles depending on how long they have been aged. The more matured cheeses, referred to as stagionato ("seasoned" or "aged" ), are harder but still crumbly in texture and have decidedly buttery and nutty flavours. The other two types semi-stagionato and fresco have a softer texture and milder cream and milk tastes

At Dolce VIta we have the following Pecorino cheese:

  • Pecorino Sardo (from Sardinia)
  • Pecorino Toscano (from Tuscany)
  • Pecorino Romano (from Rome)
  • Pecorino Calabro (from Calabria, South of Italy)
  • Pecorino with Truffle

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Home made quality gelato, panini, and pastas. Large assortment of Italian meats and cheeses along with crucial grocery items. Gluten free items are also available.


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