Imported Pecorino Romano

Item #: 7273

Pecorino Romano is one of the world's oldest cheeses, dating back to Roman times when it was made for the Caesars. It actually goes back to Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome.

As the name suggests, the history of Pecorino Romano dates back to the Roman times when it was a part of the staple diet of soldiers at war. Roman authors, including Varro, Pliny the Elder, Hippocrates and Columella have mentioned about the cheese & its production technique, in their works. Even today, the cheese is made using only traditional methods in the unique areas of origin. Dry-salted by hand, the wheels get a salting numerous times, to deliver a fabulous taste. Its lengthy aging time from eight to 12 months results in a dry and granular texture and a strong taste. When young, the cheese has a soft and rubbery texture with sweet and aromatic flavour. The flavour becomes sharper and smokier when aged for eight months or longer.


Raw Sheep's Milk, Salt, Enzymes, Animal Rennet

  • Brand: First Quality
  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Lazio
  • Size: CW 50#
  • Texture: Hard