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Il Forteto Tuscan Pecorino Stagionato DOP, Aged 4 Months, 4.5 lb Wheel

Il Forteto

Regular price $69.75

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This 4.5-pound wheel of Il Forteto Tuscan Pecorino Stagionato DOP is made to the strict standards required to be considered an authentic pecorino toscano stagionato DOP: it is made of 100% sheep's milk from Tuscany produced only between the month of September and June. With at least 4 months of maturation, this semi-hard cheese offers a more complex, intense flavor than its younger, semi-soft variety, Tuscan Pecorino Freso DOP (aged 1 month).

Il Forteto Tuscan Pecorino Stagionato DOPis a delicious table cheese, and is also fantastic for grating on pasta and vegetables, or for shaving over salads. Enjoy with Tuscan red wines for an exquisite aperitivo. 

Shop Il Forteto Tuscan Pecorino Fresco DOP online, sliced by the wheel or by the pound, to have this Tuscan delicacy shipped to you.

DOP  Designation

Denominazione di Origine Protetta (literally “Protected Designation of Origin”), is often expressed as D.O.P. As the name suggests, this certification ensures that products are locally grown and packaged.

About Il Forteto

In 1977, young Tuscan locals created an agricultural cooperative called Il Forteto which got its start on land borrowed from a friend along with 40 sheep, three cows, and five pigs. Today, in addition to being a producer of world-class cheese, Il Forteto is a community and a home dedicated to helping handicapped children and adults achieve their fullest potential. Il Forteto’s operation has expanded to 1,100 acres with a herd of 250 Chianina cattle, with sheep milk sourced only from local farmers. Among the primary exporters of the famed Pecorino cheese typical of Tuscany, Il Forteto’s cheeses are sold all over the world.

Ingredients: Sheep's Milk

Weight 4.5 lbs.

Origin: Toscana, Italy

Price: $69.75, whole wheel


*Shipping Note: 

To ensure that your cheese arrives in the best possible condition, any orders containing refrigerated items will be shipped via UPS Next Day Air. Please allow 1-3  business days for processing. Orders received on Fridays may be delayed processing until the next business day as UPS Next Day Air does not deliver on weekends.