No ordinary sheep.
No ordinary cheeses.

No ordinary sheep.
No ordinary cheeses.
3 PECORINI
 

Choose to bring unique cheeses to your table. Choose 3 Pecorini. They are produced with 100% sheep’s milk from sheep that are raised freely in very specific regions of Italy, following ancient traditions that shepherds continue to adhere to still today. 3 Pecorini includes Pecorino Sardo, Pecorino Romano and Fiore Sardo, cheeses with a Protected Designation of Origin label that certifies the highest quality guaranteed by their territory of origin. The production of Sardinian P.D.O. cheese is the result of an unspoiled land, a long-standing dairy culture, and the work of a wise team of men. And of sheep.

The term “PECORINI” in Italian means cheese made from sheep’s milk.

 
  • 1
    PECORINO SARDO
  • 2
    PECORINO ROMANO
  • 3
    FIORE SARDO
 
 
PECORINO SARDO
 
  • 1
    PECORINO SARDO
  • 2
    PECORINO ROMANO
  • 3
    FIORE SARDO

 

The Pecorino Sardo P.D.O. is made with 100% Sardinian milk that comes from sheep raised in the natural pastures of their area of origin, rich in wild tree species. It is known to be one of the oldest cheeses of Sardinia, and is produced following a step-by-step process that has been adhered to from one generation to the next. The Pecorino Sardo P.D.O. comes in two different varieties: Dolce (mild) and Maturo (mature), which differ in production technique, size, aging and organoleptic characteristics, thereby offering different flavors that will satisfy every palate.

Pecorino Sardo P.D.O., the unique taste of authenticity.

The term “PECORINI” in Italian means cheese made from sheep’s milk.

 

The Pecorino Romano P.D.O. is made with fresh whole sheep milk from herds that are raised freely in very specific regions of Italy, following ancient traditions that shepherds continue to adhere to still today. Accounting for 95% of the milk production, the Sardinian sheep is a breed well-known for its rusticity and adaptability. The benefits of the Pecorino Romano P.D.O. have been recognized as far back as the time of the ancient Romans, with its production process staying constant for centuries. It is a hard cheese with a typical aroma and spicy taste. Its production is limited to the regions of Sardinia, Lazio, and the province of Grossetto in Tuscany. An authentic Pecorino Romano P.D.O. can be recognized by a mark on the cheese’s crust that certifies the origin and quality. The past that accompanies the present as well as the future of Sardinia are inextricably linked to the Pecorino Romano.

Pecorino Romano P.D.O., a cheese that has made history.

The term “PECORINI” in Italian means cheese made from sheep’s milk.

 

The Fiore Sardo P.D.O is made of 100% milk of Sardinian sheep, a local breed raised freely in very specific regions of Italy, following ancient traditions that shepherds continue to adhere to still today. It is a cheese with a strong flavor, valued by those who appreciate a more pronounced taste. The Fiore Sardo D.O.P. is a first-class table cheese if consumed young, and an excellent grated cheese when consumed matured. Renowned for centuries as the cheese of the Sardinian shepherds, it is a product that dates back to the prehistoric times of the island, and remained for centuries as the most widely produced cheese in Sardinia.

It is said that the name derives either from the use of a coagulant obtained from a flower, most likely the thistle, or from the use of wooden stamps molded with an engraved flower on the disk that until recent times, served to distinguish and decorate the cheese.

Fiore Sardo P.D.O., the real taste of Sardinia.

The term “PECORINI” in Italian means cheese made from sheep’s milk.
 
 
 
 
Sarda Sheep

 

The Sarda is the breed of sheep indigenous to the island, with very ancient origins. Descendent of the wild Mouflon of Gennargentu, still widely present, this breed has adapted perfectly through the course of its evolution to the rough central and remote territory of the island, characterized by a hilly and mountainous morphology. The Sarda’s natural habitat is mainly the Mediterranean macchia typical of the island, with vast pastures covered by shrubs and wild herbs. For over 4,000 years, these sheep have been bred for their milk, meat and wool. The importance of the Sarda sheep’s production specifically in milk was only truly recognized and valued at the beginning of the 20th century. Today, the Sarda sheep represents 52% of the national ovine population and 95% of the regional one.

Source BDN Nazionale Teramo – Data from INEQ [Northeastern Italian Quality Institute]).

 

 

 
 

 

 

History and Territory(*)

 

Pecorino Romano P.D.O., Pecorino Sardo P.D.O., and Fiore Sardo P.D.O. are culinary delights of Sardinia whose conception and evolution are accredited to the ancient farming traditions of this land. The roots of these special cheeses can be traced back to those that once inhabited the Sardinian territory who were mainly sheep farmers. It is said that in prehistoric times, the Nuragic people produced sheep’s cheese, because it was a product of unmistakable taste and had excellent longterm storage capacity. It is no coincidence that such an ancient and well-established cheese-making tradition was able to flourish in Sardinia. Located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, the island benefits from certain morphological features that, while not suitable to the advent of agriculture, on the other hand greatly facilitated the diffusion of sheep farming. Still today, Sardinian sheepherders continue to guide their sheep along the green valleys and steep mountains of the terrain the same way their ancestors did: in utmost harmony with the land,the environment and the animals.

(*) The production of Pecorino Romano is limited to the regions of Sardinia, Lazio and the Grosseto province in Tuscany.

 

 

 

Recipes
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
PECORINO SARDO
Saffron risotto with Pecorino Sardo P.D.O.
  • 1
    PECORINO SARDO
  • 2
    PECORINO ROMANO
  • 3
    FIORE SARDO

The project

 

 

The Consortium for the Protection of Pecorino Romano, the Consortium for the Protection of Pecorino Sardo and the Consortium Fiore Sardo have joined to promote PDO production in Europe and the United States thanks to the system of assistance allocated by the Autonomous Region of Sardinia (Regional Law no. 5/2015 art. 15).

The project for the promotion of Pecorino Romano PDO cheese, Pecorino Sardo PDO and Fiore Sardo PDO has as objective to:

  • develop awareness of these products in Italy, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the United States;
  • strengthen the position of the 3 PDOs in markets where they are already present and introduce them into those that offer more potential for development.

The project is based on the construction of a unique and separate identity for the 3 products and on the diffusion a simple message: “No ordinary sheep. No ordinary cheeses” which will also be the vector for technical information for spreading awareness regarding Sardinian sheep’s milk and cheese products with a designation recognized by the European Union. At the same time the campaign will have different focused strategies, depending on the target country.

The project includes a plan of action over a period of 3 years – from July 2017 to the end of June 2020.

 

The project

 

The Consortium for the Protection of Pecorino Romano, the Consortium for the Protection of Pecorino Sardo and the Consortium Fiore Sardo have joined to promote PDO production in Europe and the United States thanks to the system of assistance allocated by the Autonomous Region of Sardinia (Regional Law no. 5/2015 art. 15).

The project for the promotion of Pecorino Romano PDO cheese, Pecorino Sardo PDO and Fiore Sardo PDO has as objective to:

  • develop awareness of these products in Italy, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the United States;
  • strengthen the position of the 3 PDOs in markets where they are already present and introduce them into those that offer more potential for development.

The project is based on the construction of a unique and separate identity for the 3 products and on the diffusion a simple message: “No ordinary sheep. No ordinary cheeses” which will also be the vector for technical information for spreading awareness regarding Sardinian sheep’s milk and cheese products with a designation recognized by the European Union. At the same time the campaign will have different focused strategies, depending on the target country.

The project includes a plan of action over a period of 3 years – from July 2017 to the end of June 2020.