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Pecorino Locatelli

Quick Overview:

Sharp and briny with the acidic tinge of shoreline mist; Firm, smooth and lustrous mouthfeel; A tincture containing the essence of a Mediterranean isle.

Quick Facts

Country of Origin: Italy
Milk Type/Treatment: Pasteurized Sheep
Rennet Type: Animal rennet

The Flavor Experience

Sharp and salty, with the acidic tinge of a shoreline mist, Pecorino Locatelli is the beloved name-controlled brand of the aged Italian sheep’s milk cheese, Pecorino Romano. It has a firm and lustrous mouthfeel that makes it ideal for grating, cooking or serving as a table cheese. It is a tincture containing the essence of a Mediterranean isle.

The Story

Pecorino Romano is one of the world’s oldest recorded cheeses. Traditionally produced in the Lazio region surrounding Rome, its production has expanded to regions with similar terroir and breeds of sheep, including Tuscany and Sardinia. Pecorino Locatelli is produced from Sardinian sheep milk and aged for at least 9 months. It is salted and rubbed with olive oil by hand during the aging process. After 9 months, experts examine the wheels and ensure that they have the correct texture and aromas. Those wheels that are approved are wrapped in the signature Locatelli printed paper and shipped across the globe. The Auricchio Company has imported Locatelli into the United States since the early 20th century. For many Americans, Locatelli has become synonymous with Pecorino Romano itself.

Usage Tips

The sharp, briny, tongue-buzzing qualities of Pecorino Locatelli find themselves matched with robust reds like Chianti and add bold flavor to just about any staple Italian dish.

Full Description
$8.99
/ 8 oz.

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Your order is guaranteed to be handled with care and shipped with an eye toward ensuring the products arrive as fresh as possible. All of our perishables are packed in insulated, heat-resistant packaging with safe, re-usable ice packs. If you should also order dry goods, we neatly pack them around the other materials, enclosed in a sturdy, corrugated container.

It generally takes one business day to receive and process your order. Shipping speed selected at checkout applies to the time in transit only. The delivery clock starts once the package is picked up by our carriers, not once you submit your order, and there are times when our fulfillment team may hold certain orders to process and ship after the weekend in order to ensure product viability. Please note processing times may be extended during the holiday season.

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Product Description

Sharp and briny with the acidic tinge of shoreline mist; Firm, smooth and lustrous mouthfeel; A tincture containing the essence of a Mediterranean isle.

Quick Facts

Country of Origin: Italy
Milk Type/Treatment: Pasteurized Sheep
Rennet Type: Animal rennet

The Flavor Experience

Sharp and salty, with the acidic tinge of a shoreline mist, Pecorino Locatelli is the beloved name-controlled brand of the aged Italian sheep’s milk cheese, Pecorino Romano. It has a firm and lustrous mouthfeel that makes it ideal for grating, cooking or serving as a table cheese. It is a tincture containing the essence of a Mediterranean isle.

The Story

Pecorino Romano is one of the world’s oldest recorded cheeses. Traditionally produced in the Lazio region surrounding Rome, its production has expanded to regions with similar terroir and breeds of sheep, including Tuscany and Sardinia. Pecorino Locatelli is produced from Sardinian sheep milk and aged for at least 9 months. It is salted and rubbed with olive oil by hand during the aging process. After 9 months, experts examine the wheels and ensure that they have the correct texture and aromas. Those wheels that are approved are wrapped in the signature Locatelli printed paper and shipped across the globe. The Auricchio Company has imported Locatelli into the United States since the early 20th century. For many Americans, Locatelli has become synonymous with Pecorino Romano itself.

Usage Tips

The sharp, briny, tongue-buzzing qualities of Pecorino Locatelli find themselves matched with robust reds like Chianti and add bold flavor to just about any staple Italian dish.

SKU: CHIT205P

Straight From the Monger's Mouth
"Locatelli is emblematic of a defining culinary moment in 20th century America; a point in our history in which flavors and cuisines from abroad wholly transformed the American palate." – Sarah D., Monger Apprentice & Oxford-Made & Monger Bound
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  1. Locatelli
    5

    Posted by Ann Di Pietra on 20th Dec 2023

    Up here in Minnesota, it's not easy to find Locatelli. You made it easy for me and decent prices!

  2. don't like the substitute...
    5

    Posted by Gary Giannunzio on 17th Jul 2023

    very bad choice of substitute cheese

  3. Ruby Gambone
    5

    Posted by Ruby Gambone on 22nd Dec 2022

    This is the best!!

  4. excelent
    5

    Posted by Pecorino Locatell on 10th Dec 2022

    very very good

  5. Better than parmigiano
    5

    Posted by susan on 14th Nov 2022

    The best cheese there is to grate on your pasta, add to meatballs, sprinkle on soup. Supplies were limited so I wasn't able to get all that I wanted. Grew up with this always on the dinner table

  6. Pecorino Locatelli
    4

    Posted by Luigi V on 25th Oct 2022

    I purchased four 9oz Pecorino Locatelli chunks but none of the 4 chunks equalled 9oz. All were less..... At the same time, each piece was fresh and delivered promptly.

  7. locatelli cheese
    5

    Posted by Virginia Cleary on 31st Aug 2021

    My absolute favorite grating cheese. i use it for everything italian and then some.
    i order from Di Bruno and the cheese is always delivered cold and it is delicious.

  8. Only cheese you really need
    5

    Posted by Mark on 24th Aug 2021

    Great cheese perfect for Italian dishes with tomato sauce.

  9. Pecorino Cheese
    5

    Posted by Lou De on 3rd Aug 2021

    The best for pasta!

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