Fiore Sardo PDO
Long aged pecorino
Fiore Sardo is one of the thirty-one Italian cheeses with a protected designation of origin, produced only with Sardinian sheep’s milk. The rennet is lamb.
The Fiore Sardo by Giuseppe Cugusi undergoes a particular process, in fact, before the long seasoning, it is lightly smoked, according to an ancient method, and finally washed with red wine vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.It is one of the few Italian sheep cheeses produced with raw milk, this allows you to preserve the variety of scents, six flavors and aromas. It is worked entirely by hand, and its shape has a dark and hard crust, while inside the dough is crumbly and of a beautiful bronzed cream color. It has a unique and recognizable taste, it preserves a thousand flavors in one, and it is better to eat it little by little because it gets drunk.
The King of aged cheeses is humble and generous, and adapts to different combinations: with bread and water to enjoy the flavor; with full-bodied red wine in the cold season; with sweet wine, a sip and a sliver to feel good; excellent with chilled champagne. It goes well with fruit, especially with watermelon and figs, but also with sweet oranges and apples. It goes well with ham and lard, with fresh and firm tomatoes and onions. And also a grating cheese. Fiore Sardo gives soul to any type of pasta, to soups, rice seasoned with a hint of lard and rosemary. It nourishes and is highly digestible, indicated in the diet of the elderly and sportsmen.