Il Villaggio Pecorino Romano is requested throughout Italy, but it is the veritable backbone of southern Italian cuisine. With Protected Designation of Origin (P.D.O) status, our Pecorino Romano is aged 8 months to deliver an irresistible sensory overload.
Romans began making this cheese 2000 years ago. Pecorino is Italian for pure sheep's milk cheeses. These sheep have grazed pastures with specific combinations of grasses that add particular flavors to their milk. Therefore, Pecorino Romano is made only in Tuscan Maremma, Sardegna and around Rome. Pecorino Romano received Protected Designation of Origin (P.D.O.) status in 1979 and is usually just called Romano.
Il Villaggio Pecorino Romano is carefully matured for 8 months to attain its extra-sharp intense, distinct flavor. Even in its grated form, Il Villaggio Pecorino Romano meets the strict guidelines of the P.D.O. In other words, it’s the real thing. It is certain to make every Italian living outside of Italy nostalgic for the homeland.
Extra sharp, salty and robust, a little goes a long way.
A terrific grating cheese and can enhance any pasta dish. Add it to olive oil for dipping or stuff tomatoes with Romano. Its functionality only limited by creativity.