Pecorino, as its name implies, is made from sheep's milk ("pecora" meaning sheep). It is true that Sicily's sheep population is ever diminishing, but in Italian regions, only Sardinia presently raises more sheep than Sicily. Usually aged for a long period of time (from 1 year to a maximum of 2), the cheese is large (~10kg). Made throughout Sicily, where it may be considered the most widely produced aged cheese product, it is a favourite for grating over pasta.
Type: Hard Cheese