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Pecorino Re Nero

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Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Texture: Semi-Hard
Type of Milk: Sheep
Aging time: 3 months
Pasteurized: Yes

Pecorino Re Nero is an Italian, pasteurized, sheep’s milk cheese. Produced by the Il Forteto Cooperative in the Tuscan town of Mugello, Pecorino Re Nero is semi-hard in texture and ivory colored in appearance and is covered with a thin black wax coating.  This cheese was traditionally made using dark ash and olive sediment to create its coating. This cheese is aged for three months with a nutty and salty flavor and a rustic and herbaceous finish.

 

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