Produced on the island of Sardinia off the coast of Italy, Pecorino Moliterno al Tartufo is a pasteurised sheep's milk cheese shot through with thick veins of truffle.
Somewhat unusually for a flavor added cheese, the truffle element is added post-production and after some aging has taken place, by injecting the pecorino with a paste made of black truffles. This process allows the cheese to develop its own flavors and for the texture to "break down" before the addition of the truffle.
During the ten month maturation period, the wheels are rubbed with vinegar and local olive oil. These flavors, combined with the truffle, spread throughout the cheese, balancing the rich earthy notes of the sheeps milk.
- Country of Origin: Italy
- Milk Variety: Sheep
- Style of Cheese: Hard
- Pasteurised: Yes
- For pregnant women: Yes
- Vegetarian: No