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Pecorino Ortica

Pecorino Ortica
Photo Credit: Romaniae Terrae
  • Made from unpasteurized sheep's milk

  • Country of origin: Italy

  • Region: Emilia-Romagna

  • Family: Pecorino

  • Type: semi-soft, artisan

  • Texture: compact, smooth and soft

  • Rind: leaf wrapped

  • Colour: straw

  • Flavour: herbaceous, piquant, savory, sharp

  • Aroma: aromatic, strong

  • Producers: Romaniae Terrae

  • Synonyms: Pecorino Ortica a latte Crudo

Produced by Romaniae Terrae, Pecorino Ortica is an Italian cheese made with raw sheep's milk. It is a slightly straw-coloured with a silky mouthfeel, intense flavour and aroma and somewhat piquant. The cheese wheels are covered with nettle leaves and then left to mature in virgin fir crates for over 90 days. This unique maturation process gives the cheese a unique scent and flavour and also maintains its softness.

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