Pecorino Siciliano has a cylindrical shape with flat surfaces; the edges are 10-18 cm high; the weight varies from 4 to 12 kg. It is hard and compact, with a white or straw coloured interior, its taste is intense and fruity with a fresh herbal aroma.
Pecorino Siciliano DOP is delicious when it’s eaten on its own, and also tastes good when grated to add flavour to pasta dishes. Due to its piquant flavour, it is also a great table cheese,and goes well with Sicilian DOP wines, especially if they are red and full-bodied, such as Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG.
When was the last time you had dinner in an Italian restaurant in Canada and you thought you were dining in Italy? That’s exactly how “Ospitalità Italiana Certified”restaurants want you to feel when you visit their fine dining establishments.
Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.
Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.
So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.