Il Forteto Tuscan Pecorino Stagionato DOP sliced by the pound, 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, thissemi-hard cheeseoffers 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 delicioustable cheese, and is also fantastic for grating onpastaand vegetables, or for shaving over salads. Enjoy with Tuscan red wines for an exquisiteaperitivo.
Our one-pound portions of Il Forteto Tuscan Pecorino Fresco DOP cheese are hand-sliced to order straight from the wheel, weighed, and vacuum-sealed for freshness.
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.