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Great Reserve Pienza pecorino cheese

Product

This is a Pienza Pecorino sheep’s cheese made into black (reserve) forms that are larger than the norm and are intended for a lengthy ripening period lasting in excess of a year.

Organoleptic characteristics
Aspect: hard, grainy, yellow paste with a scattering of holes
Taste: intense, dry but sweet rather than piquant
Serving suggestions: full bodied, aged, red wines. Hot pear or quince chutney. Tuscan ‘sciocco’ unsalted bread.
Technical characteristics
Milk: full fat, raw or pasteurised, sheep’s milk
Production method: artisan and industrial
Paste: pressed
Salting: dry
Ripening: one year
Production period: throughout the year
Fats: 45% F-Dm
Weight: 10-12 kg
Size: 35-40 cm diameter, h. 10-15 cm
Producers: dairies from the Siena area