Pecorino Siciliano DOP is a semi-cooked hard cheese, produced with raw whole sheep’s milk obtained from animals reared within its production area of the region of Sicily.
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.