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Each Oro Antico Riserva is handmade by the master cheese-maker at Il Forteto by taking a select young, delicious, authentic Pecorino Toscano, burnishing it with olive oil, and aging it in a stone cellar for six months. During aging, more olive oil is applied to the rind as the cheese gets harder and tangier. Finally, each cheese is given a seal of red wax to indicate its special heritage. Oro Antico Riserva has a grainy texture due to the aging process, whereby most traces of moisture escape from within the cheese. Made from 100% ewe's milk, the flavor is delivered to the back of your tongue with delicate force, imparting overtures of wild herbs and lemongrass. Because sheep's milk contains a very high percentage of butterfat, Pecorinos are very flavorful but have a tendency to "cry" when they reach room temperature.
  • Made from pasteurized sheep's milk.
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Latest Customer Reviews for Pecorino Oro Antico Riserva
By AB
from Colorado
on Feb 25, 2014
Delicious
Buttery, soft and wonderful
By JOE
from CHICAGO
on Jan 05, 2011
VERY GOOD CHEESE
VERY GOOD CHEESE.
By papillon
from NJ
on Jan 19, 2009
The last cheese I'll ever grate...
The ultimate cheese to shave or grate as a garnish.
By Beth
from Maryland, DC suburbs
on Dec 21, 2008
Luscious pecorino balanced with a wonder
We served this as part of a cheese platter comparing varieties of pecorinos. It was a favorite.We liked so much I plan to order it again. It had the beauty of an aged pecorino with the added luciousnous of a rich olive oil infused into the cheese. Wonderful!
By Marian the Librarian
from Indiana
on Dec 20, 2008
Tasty!
Probably the best aged pecorino I've been able to get in the states.
By Carl Shearer
from Ambridge, PA
on Jul 24, 2008
Sheeps Milk Heaven!
The only sheeps milk cheese I grew up eating was pecorino romano on pasta - but watching my salt intake, I've been looking for new, aged-sheep cheeses that don't pack romano's salty punch. This was just what I was looking for - lots of flavor, not a big salt lick. This cheese is so good you can enjoy it on it's own any time of the day, not just as a topping. Thanks!
By burt
from South New Jersey
on Jun 24, 2008
Disappointed
While the cheese has a nice flavor, it is so brittle that it cannot be cut in slices or chunks. Once a piece is seperated from the wheel, it crumbles when it is picked up.
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