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Marky's :: Cheese of the World :: Cheese by Texture :: Hard Cheese - Firm Cheese :: Italian Sheep Cheese Fiore Sardo 1 lb.

Italian Sheep Cheese Fiore Sardo 1 lb.

SKU: 121401
Italian Sheep Cheese Fiore Sardo 1 lb.

Italian Sheep Cheese Fiore Sardo 1 lb.

SKU: 121401
$16.90
Fiore Sardo wheel - sheep's milk hard cheese, cut cheese - 1 lb/454 gr, Italy.

Sheep are very important to Sardinia, the island north of Sicily off the Italian coast. The landscape there is dotted with sheep everywhere you look. The sheep found on Sardinia are from ancient stock and live in the wild. Fiore Sardo is a straw-colored cheese with a brown rind. The Italian word Fiore means Flower. Thus this cheese is named the "Flower of Sardinia." A bit more forceful than Pecorino Toscano, a famous sheep's milk cheese from Tuscany, this Sardinian pecorino has a slightly salty flavor and a long finish. The Pecorino cheese is hard and grainy and has a wonderfully rich flavor, with caramel sweetness, salty tang and a hint of fruit.
Compliments: Can be enjoyed unadorned at the table or used to liven up a simple pasta dish. Makes a memorable pesto.
Appropriate wines: Brunello.

SKU: 121401
Origin: Italy
Packaging: Wrap
Preparation: Cut Cheese
Shelf Life Refrigerated: 2 Weeks
Brand: Fromage Marquis
Shipping: Product is perishable and will be shipped via FedEx Priority Overnight