Salty, zingy, and sharp, pecorino cheese is a very tasty addition to winter dishes like barley stew. Pecorino romano is an EU protected designation of origin (PDO) which means in Europe and countries within the European Union it has to be made by specific guidelines and with specific ingredients. 

Sadly, the U.S. chooses not to recognize the PDO, so if you are purchasing Pecorino Romano cheese in the U.S. how it’s made and what it’s made from is anybody’s guess. However, if you choose an import or you live within EU influence, your Pecorino Romano is made from sheep’s milk and follows guidelines that have actually been in place for thousands of years. Pecorina Romano is one of the more ancient cheeses in human history.

Read more: PDO PECORINO (Romano)

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