Crafted in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy between the Appenine Mountains and the River Po, Nuvola di Pecora is formed in a stunning square the color of ivory, interspersed with striking streaks of yellow and gray mold. The name Nuvola di Pecora literally translates to "sheep clouds," perhaps in reference to its soft, billowy texture. This semi-soft cheese is aged for about 30 days, giving it just enough time to form a thin, bloomy rind.
This delectable cheese is fairly mild and softer than most of its sheep's milk counterparts in the marketplace. The wheel develops a somewhat yeasty quality that suggests toast topped with poached eggs, and a finish of classic sheep milk tang.
Farm / Company: L'Antica Cascina/Forever Cheese Co.
City, State: Forli
Milk Type: Sheep
Milk Treatment: Pasteurized
Aging: 30 days
Size(s): 3 pound square