Pecorino Toscano Stagionato D.O.P
Aged Pecorino Toscano sheep’s milk cheese is medium strong in flavour D.O.P designation guarantees that it is made according to the same exacting standards as the less-mature ''fresco'' version. The extra aging produces a firmer pecorino with greater complexity and richer flavour. (''Stagionato'' means aged.) This is a wonderful table cheese that pairs well with big Tuscan red wines, or wonderful as part of an antipasto spread, or shaved on salads. Sprinkle it with a little freshly-ground black pepper and drizzle with chestnut honey for an unusual dessert. A perishable product, Pecorino Toscano may require 2nd day shipping, depending on distance.
Tasting Notes: The oil-rubbed rind is yellow or brownish-yellow. The past is yellow or white with a sweet taste and milky aroma. Aged it becomes crumbly and savoury with dry and fruity notes.
How to enjoy: Eat with a lettuce or chicory salad along with Morellino or Montalcino wine.