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Pecorino dei Monaci

Pecorino dei Monaci
Photo Credit: Romaniae Terrae
  • Made from pasteurized sheep's milk

  • Country of origin: Italy

  • Region: Emilia-Romagna

  • Family: Pecorino

  • Type: semi-soft, artisan

  • Texture: creamy and smooth

  • Rind: natural

  • Colour: white

  • Flavour: milky, smooth, sweet

  • Aroma: milky, sweet

  • Producers: Romaniae Terrae

Produced by Romaniae Terrae, Pecorino dei Monaci is an Italian cheese made with highly selected sheep's milk pasteurized at optimum temperature. Cheese wheels are first matured in a cold room at 6° - 8°C. Later, during the final stage of maturation they are wrapped in cotton gauze and covered with beeswax and kept in a cold room at 8°C for about 30 days.

The beeswax coating gives the cheese a bright yellow rind beneath which lies a smooth white paste with a delicate mouthfeel and a sweet sheep's milk flavour with an aftertaste of honey.

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