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  • Made from unpasteurized sheep's milk

  • Country of origin: Italy

  • Type: semi-hard, artisan

  • Texture: creamy and flaky

  • Rind: natural

  • Colour: straw

  • Flavour: salty, spicy

  • Aroma: spicy

  • Synonyms: Pecorino Pepato

Pepato (Pecorino Pepato) is a semi-hard, raw sheep's milk cheese from Southern Italy. It has its origin in Sicily, Italy. Pecorino is the general name given to a cheese made from sheep milk in Italy; hence the cheese names Pecorino Toscano, Romano, Siciliano and Pepato. 

While making the cheese, whole black peppercorns are added, which give a sharp, spicy taste to the cheese. It is a great table cheese and good for grating or shaving over pasta, salads or soups.

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