Academia Barillas Pecorino Toscano D.O.P. is handcrafted by local artisans in the heart of Tuscanys coastal Maremma region. Its one of the very few cheeses granted the right to carry the Protected Designation of Origin distinction, guaranteeing the finest milk is collected and processed only within the designated area. Made from flavorful, aromatic sheeps milk from the pristine Grosseto area and aged four months; wheels average six lbs.
- Aroma: bouquet of sweet and slightly spicy notes.
- Taste: robust and spicy, yet won’t overwhelm food.
- Texture: medium-soft and compact; remains surprisingly fresh for long periods of time.
- Aged four months
- Serving suggestions: although Pecorino Toscano is delicious alone, its refined spicy flavors can be best brought out by sweet condiments like honey, aromatic jams and gelatins made from Brunello wine.
- Produced in Italy.
Located in Parma, Italy, Academia Barilla is the first international center dedicated to presenting Italian culinary art to the world. Academia Barilla foods let you experience uniquely Italian delicacies, hand selected and perfected through centuries of tradition and innovation. Regional aged cheeses renowned for freshness and sophistication. Traditional cured meats of prized complexity. Small-batch extra virgin olive oils locally produced from handpicked olives and fresh with scents of ripening tomatoes and newly cut grass. Aged balsamic vinegars personally selected through blind taste tests to ensure the highest quality. Infused sea salts famous for their purity, hand harvested in the natural reserve of Trapani.
And for those planning a trip to Italy, Academia Barilla also offers cooking courses and houses a gastronomic library with treasured culinary documents and recipes dating back to the Italian Renaissance.