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Pecorino Romano

  • Made from sheep's milk

  • Country of origin: Italy

  • Region: Lazio, Sardinia

  • Family: Pecorino

  • Type: hard

  • Texture: crumbly and grainy

  • Rind: natural

  • Colour: pale yellow

  • Flavour: salty, sharp

  • Aroma: strong

  • Vegetarian: no

  • Synonyms: Pecorino Romano PDO

Pecorino Romano is an Italian cheese made from sheep's milk, particularly from the Sardinian breed of sheep. Pecorino Romano cheese is recognized with a Protected Designation of Origin, ensuring that it is produced according to traditional methods in specific regions like Lazio and Sardinia of Italy.

It is a hard and crumbly cheese with a granular texture, which makes it perfect for grating. It has a strong, sharp, and salty flavour with a slightly nutty undertone. Pecorino Romano is aged for a minimum of five months, although some versions can be aged for a year or more, resulting in a more intense flavour.

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