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Pecorino Oro Antico

Antico? Well it is aged for 6 months. Oro? Some might agree this pasteurized sheep milk treat from Italy sets the gold standard. Firm and flaky, it has the desirable sheepy-nutty-grassy flavor trifecta. Precious stuff, it is.

Just the facts

Country Italy
Region Toscana
Milk Type Sheep
Pasteurization Pasteurized
Rennet Type Animal
Age 6 months
Cheese Type Manchego and Sheepy
Wheel Weight 4 pounds
Pairing Recommendations

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    Pale Ale, IPA, Amber, Red Ale

    Hops, glorious hops! Think of hops as the seasoning for beer: they lend the bitter yin to balance malt’s sugary yang. In IPAs and other hoppy beers this humble flower takes center stage. Flavors range from grassy to grapefruit, earthy and dry to resinous pine, depending on which hop varietals are used.
    Pair with: Cheeses with enough body to stand up to the bitterness, like clothbound cheddar or aged Gouda.

  • Pinot Grigio

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    Pair with: Creamy goat or mixed milk cheese with a crisp acidic element. La Tur or Brunet are great alongside the fruit-tart flavors of the wine.

  • Rose

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    Pair with: Young chevres like Coupole and bloomy rinds like Moses Sleeper for the lighter stuff. A darker, fruitier rosé can stand up to a heavier cheese like nutty Pecorino Oro Antico. Sparkling rosé is a perfect match for Nettle Meadow Kunik.

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