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Pecorino Balze Volteranne

Fattoria Lischeto is a family run farm in Tuscany situated on 150 hectares of land. It enjoys spectacular panoramic views of gently rolling hills and the calanchi -- natural erosion phenomena of ancient origin. The farm, which offers agrotourism stays and operates off of renewable energy, keeps up to 1000 sheep, and uses the flock's milk to produce raw milk cheeses.

Pecorino Balze Volteranne is a DOP cheese that traces its history to the year 400 AD. This organic version has a rind that offers aromas of incense and earth, and a firm paste with flavors of sweet oranges and underlying notes of yeast and cream.

Farm / Company: Fattoria Lischeto/Pondini

Cheesemaker: Ruggero

Proprietor: Giovanni Cannas

Affineur: Ruggero

City, State: Volterra

Region: Tuscany

Country: Italy

Milk Type: Sheep

Milk Treatment: Raw

Rennet: Vegetarian

Rind: Natural

Texture: Firm

Aging: 3-4 months

Size(s): 3 pound wheel