I picked up some Pecorino Crotonese at Whole Foods in Oakville, Ontario. I’ve been trying a number of different Sheep’s milk cheeses lately, so I figured it was time to grab some Italian Pecorino. I did not realize there were different styles within the Pecorino family.
I found this informative YouTube video which describes several Pecorino’s, including the Pecorino Crotonese.
“Pecora” is the Italian word for sheep. Pecorino Crotonese comes from the village of Crotone in Southern Italy.
The cross hatch marks on the rind are the result of aging the cheese in a wicker basket.
What does Pecorino Crotonese taste like?
This cheese has an earthy, nutty flavor with a slight fruity finish. This one ranks above average.
Again my cheese adventure has me discovering new cheeses and new places. Crotone, Italy is a small seaside village on the Mediterranean with an interesting history.
I found myself exploring the village virtually while enjoying the Pecorino Crotonese cheese. Here is a YouTube video showcasing Crotone.