The product

Pecorino Maschio Volterrano Organic

Pecorino produced with raw milk, matured at least 10 months
Country of origin:
Italy - Tuscany
Type of Milk:
Raw Sheep's milk
2,5 kg approx
Minimum order:
1 piece
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Description Organic raw sheep's milk
Appearance The crust is thin , the texture is white and free of holes
Taste The taste is dolce and intense, with hints of honey, dried fruits, butter and mature fruits; it becomes slightly spicy with aging
Maturing At least 10 months
Curiosity Silver Medal at Biocaseus in 2012 and Silver Medal at the Italian Cheese Awards in 2016; it takes the name from the Fort of Volterra, built on the highest place of the city; the fort is made of two main buidlings connected by high walls: the old fortress called Rocca Vecchia or Cassero, built in 1342, and the new one called Rocca Nuova or Mastio (Maschio), built by Lorenzo il Magnifico between 1472 and 1474; today the Fort is a high security prison
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Weight 2,5 kg approx
Packaging Unpacked
The producer

Fattoria Lischeto - Volterra (PI) - Tuscany

Why we chose them
Fattoria Lischeto was founded by Giovanni Cannas in the mid 80s, with the idea to blend farming with art and culture, tourism with nature and history. In 1990 Giovanni started also with the cheese-making, transforming only the organic milk of his own sheeps, lived in his land. Recently his sister Rosita joined him in the management of the whole farm. According to Giovanni's dream, Lischeto is not just a farm, it is a magic place where culture, love for art and for nature, passion for history and for tradition are blended together. The 800 sheeps can graze freely in the 240 hectares of the farm, where forage is produced and where you can also find here and there some artworks, thanks to Giovanni love for art. The milk is then transformed by Ruggero, the dairyman. The farm is managed in the total respect of nature, men and animals, with a whole organic cycle of production, from seeding to harvest, from breeding to cheese-making. In the production, that is completely handcrafted, the purpose is to maintain and develop the tradition of the typical flavors of Tuscan farming. "We only use the milk of our own sheeps - told us Giovanni - respecting the natural cycle of sheeps. This reason some of their cheeses are not always available.
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