Pecorino Sardo is a firm cheese from the Italian island of Sardinia which is made from sheep milk: specifically from the milk of the local Sardinian breed. The cheese, after a total aging of six months, has a natural, golden-yellow to dark brown rind and a sour, damp smell. Upon slicing, the pate reveals a compact, dense, straw yellow or white colour. It is wonderfully rich in flavour, with caramel sweetness, salty tang and a hint of fruit. The spicy flavour of the cheese intensifies depending on the length of maturation.
Country of origin: Italy
Region, town: Sardinia
Source of milk: Sheep
Texture: hard, dense, oily
Flavour: burnt caramel, fruity, nutty, salty
Aging Time: Minimum 36 weeks
Serving suggestion: A delicious addition to any platter. Enjoy with a bold, robust red!
Wine Pairing: Less aged Pecorino pairs well with young red wines while matured version could be served with a glass of sparkling wine.