“Crosta Oro Mini” – Pecorino Mini Golden Crust
This mini-sized cheese was initially sold at Christmas and Easter because it makes a great practical gift. It is now produced all year long thanks to its smaller size.
The “Crosta d’Oro” brand name is exclusively ours, it is a registered and patented trademark to protect this cheese we consider important.
It makes an ideal gift and can be offered in a food basket, at picnics, and great for small families that do not wish to buy a whole regular sized pecorino and prefer a size they can use quickly.
Ingredients: pasteurised sheep MILK, live milk enzymes, rennet and salt. Rind surface is treated with olive oil sludge.
Weight: Approximately 0.5 Kg.
Packing: without wrapping.
Shelf life of packed product: 180 days.
ALLERGENS: MILK and MILK protein
SHAPE: rounded, almost spherical.
EXTERNAL FEATURES: the rind is quite definite, hard and almost smooth with the usual markings of the draining moulds on the sides. Dark golden brown with some black spots in the cracks.
INTERNAL FEATURES: the paste is dry and chalky in texture, white to very pale yellow and has a very thick undercrust, due to the colour of the rind itself. It can have small eyes with an irregular pattern.
ODOR: sheep and barn scents, yet delicate with hints of vegetation, hay and nuts.
FLAVOUR: balanced, slightly piquant and salty, is crumbly when eaten. Great persistence.
Availability: all year.
Food Pairing: we strongly recommend trying it with heather honey, Chianti gelatine and pickled green tomatoes.
Wine Pairing: It goes well with either white or red wines as long as they are good and structured.