Pecorino Sardo P.D.O. Maturo
Weight: 3,2 Kg;
Base: 10-11 cm;
Diameter: 20 cm;
Minimum 60 days
Whole wheel, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 350 gr
Whole wheel: 150 days
Pecorino Sardo cheese is made with whole milk of ewes exclusively reared in Sardinia, and is available in two different varieties: mild and mature.
Pecorino Sardo Maturo (Semi-hard cheese) undergoes a longer seasoning period – minimum 60 days – and needs special premises which have to be equipped with instruments for controlling temperature and humidity.
When long-seasoned, its colour tends to dark brown. It has a sharp and pleasantly spicy taste. The texture, which may be white or slightly straw-coloured, is hard and compact with sparse holes.
Suggested wine: Cannonau di Sardegna.
The product is available in several vacuum sizes.
Made with selected Sardinian sheep's milk
Pasteurized ewe's milk
Rind: Preservatives E202, E235 and E150d, E160b - Inedible rind
Shape: Cylindrical shape with a straight sides and flat places
Rind: Smooth and thin
Colour: Tends to dark brown
Colour: White or slightly straw-coloured
Holes: Sparse whole holes
Texture: Hard and compact
Flavour and aroma
Flavour and aroma: Vegetal flavour, aromatic