Great Reserve Pienza pecorino cheese

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 and texture
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
Dimensions
35-40 cm diameter, h. 10-15 cm
Producers
dairies from the Siena area
Codice forma
n.d.
Codice tagliato
n.d.

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