Pecorino Pistachios

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Pecorino Siciliano is one of the oldest cheeses produced in Italy and it is loved all over the world. It is made with Sicilian sheep milk and pistachios, which is one of the specialities of Sicily. The dough is ivory-colored, soft, very creamy, with a compact texture. *175g size will be cut in half

As sheep milk has a high concentration of protein and fat, cheese made from it has a rich and creamy taste with a strong and distinctive flavor. Sheep milk’s cheese has very long tradition and dates back to BC. Pecorino Romano is Italy’s oldest cheese, and was a staple food for the rations of the ancient Roman soldiers, thanks to its long-term storage quality.

Cheeses are classified into soft, semi-hard, and hard cheeses depending on their water content. Semi-hard cheeses aging varies between one to six months, a process giving them a slightly hard and mild flavor. As these types of cheese melt easily when heated, they are very well suited for everyday use such as a panini ingredient or grated cheese in cooking.

With approximately 80% of the island being highland, and dry areas, traditionally sheep have been bred rather than cows. As Sicilia was a crossroads of trade between Asia / Middle East and Europe, spices are readily available, making it home to cheeses made by mixing special products such as pepper, chili peppers, and olives cultivated on the island with sheep cheese.

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