Pecorino Romano is one of the 5 most exported dairy products in the world, but the best?


Let's see what is the best pecorino with the characteristic black livery.

Laura Benedetto
1 October 2019

To find the best DOP Roman pecorino you have to go to Nurri, in the heart of Sardinia to the north of Cagliari, where the Unione Pastori Nurri produces since 1962 this precious and ancient cheese exclusively with whole sheep's milk coming from wild grazing in Sardinia.
They produce two types, one for table with a minimum maturing of 5 months and the other for grating with a minimum maturing of 8 months.

Their motto: Creating the future with yesterday's knowledge, producing well, improving again

The PDO mark, see the Italian PDO, PGI, TSG and IG Products

They also produce other cheeses such as Baraci, fresh pecorino cheese, Gran Sarcidano, mature pecorino cheese, Pepato, pecorino cheese with peppercorns and still fresh sheep's ricotta, salted ricotta and other aged or semi-mature goat cheeses.


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