“PISTILLINO” – Pecorino with Saffron

This cheese is made exclusively from sheep’s milk from Italian farms, flavoured with saffron, from which the name Pistillino comes. It is an unmistakable reminder of the pistil of the crocus from which what some call yellow gold comes, due both to the colour it gives to the dishes, but also to the cost of this delicious aroma. The unique and different processing technique from all other producers is the secret that helps to make this cheese so different from all other flavoured cheeses on the market.

Taste it, and you’ll see.

Ingredients: MILK of pasteurized sheep, saffron, milk enzymes, rennet and salt.
Size: about 0.8 kg.
Packaging: vacuum bag.
Duration of the packaged product: 90 days.

ALLERGENS: Milk and milk proteins.

Product characteristics:
Shape: cylindrical with flat faces and slightly convex heel;
External appearance: the rind is slightly basket-like, due to the striped spindle where the curd is placed, slightly wrinkled and greasy, the golden colour due to the saffron dissolved in the mixture;
Internal appearance: the paste is smooth, yellow in colour and has small eyes spread irregularly and unevenly;
Odour: lactic of cooked butter, a spicy one reminiscent of saffron and an animal and vegetable scent;
Flavour: slightly salty but sweet, slightly lumpy in the mouth and moderately soluble and has a good persistence.

Availability: all year round.

Food pairings: It is ideal both to be used in a cheese dish as an appetizer, as a main course or to be melted in gastronomic preparations.

Oenological pairings: full-bodied red wine with good structure.


MEDIUM NUTRITIONAL VALUES per 100 grams of product:

  • Energy value kcal 339.8
  • Energy value KJ 1409
  • Fats 28 grams of which saturated fatty acids 18,4 grams
  • Carbohydrates 0,0 gram of which sugars 0,0 gram
  • Protein 21,9 grams
  • Salt 0,9 gram
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