Fiore Sardo DOP also known as Pecorino Sardo is a sweet sheep’s milk cheese crafted on the exotic Mediterranean isle of Sardinia.
The flavor is quite delicate and mild, reflecting the indigenous herbs and grasses that the sheep graze on. Highlights of lemon and thyme compliment the smooth creamy texture and sweet flavor of each semi soft wheel.
The cheese, after a total aging of six months, has a natural, golden-yellow to dark brown rind. Upon slicing, the pate reveals a compact, dense, straw yellow or white color.
It is wonderfully rich in flavor, with caramel sweetness, salty tang and a hint of fruit.
The spicy flavor of the cheese intensifies depending on the length of maturation similar to parmesan cheese.
Suitable for antipasto, baked pasta dishes, vegetable soups, frittatas, quiches, salads and is equally well-matched with pears, sweet grapes and dried fruits.
People who avoid lactose should find this sheep milk cheese may not cause a problem.
Made from whole sheep’s milk on the Italian island of Sardinia. The cheese which is said to have originated during Bronze Age was awarded DOP status in 1996.
As per DOP standards, the cheese is made with milk sourced from a single flock of local Sardinian breed.
The mixture is poured into molds that will give the cheese its characteristic shape. After a brief period in brine, the molds are lightly smoked and left to ripen in cool cellars in central Sardinia for an aging of six months.
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