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Pepato is a raw sheep's milk cheese styled on the lines of the Italian Pecorino Toscano. It uses the same recipe as San Andreas but is studded with whole peppercorns. A farmstead cheese from Bellwether Farms, Pepato is aged for about 3 1/2 months during which it develops a flaky yet creamy consistency. The salty, tangy citrusy flavours complemented by the spiciness of the peppercorns make Pepato a great table cheese. Shave it on salads or pastas or use it as filling in ravioli or gnocchi. Pair the cheese with Pinot Noir to bring out its inherent best.

  • Made from unpasteurized sheep's milk
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Region: California
  • Type: hard, artisan
  • Texture: creamy and flaky
  • Rind: natural
  • Colour: straw
  • Flavour: citrusy, salty, spicy, tangy
  • Aroma: spicy
  • Vegetarian: yes
  • Producers: Bellwether Farms

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