Pecorino Romano is Italy’s oldest cheese dating back to ancient Roman times also known to be as the workhorse of Italian Cheeses. Pecorino cheese was discovered by sheep herders who typically filled their canteens with sheep’s milk. The motion of walking, combined with the lack of refrigeration caused the milk to ferment. It’s a hard cheese made from a sheep’s milk (Pecorino) which is typically aged for 12 months and used as grating cheese and originally made near Rome (thus the name Romano). It is the most famous and known cheese among the Pecorino family of cheeses. It is produced in the plains of Lazio and Sardinia where land and sheep's were abundant making this cheese famous in central and Southern Italy.
Zanetti Pecorino Romano is a true Pecorino Romano cheese that has a protected origin of destination. The cheese is made between October and July, from the milk of specific sheep in a specific region.
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