We really love the delicious cheeses made from sheep’s milk here in Tuscany. Any cheese made from sheep’s milk is called pecorino, coming from the Italian word for sheep, pecora. Pecorino cheese has been made in Italy for thousands of years, appearing in written accounts from participants at the banquet tables of the Roman Emperors and later exported outside Italy, gaining fame around the world. Although pecorino is produced all over Italy, there are five main pecorino region
I recently received an email from one of you telling me that she had run out of our Olivoglio extra virgin olive oil and asking me which olive oil I would recommend she buy in her local supermarket.
Tough question and sure enough got me thinking. I realized that the least I can do is to give some guidelines for when you’re not able to pick up a prime quality directly in a producing region. Firstly, I have to admit that I’m a terrible olive oil snob. When out and about I study