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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
$9.00
/ 8 oz.

Monger's Pairing Recommendations:

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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
Country of Origin
Italy
Milk Type
Sheep
Rennet Type
Animal
Product Reviews
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  1. The best grating cheese for Sunday sauce
    5

    Posted by Ellen D on 2nd Mar 2021

    We grew up on real Romano cheese, not that stuff out of the green can. This is what I use for proper Sunday macaroni, and it's even better when you get a block like this and grate it yourself.

  2. Pecorino Locatelli
    5

    Posted by Leo George Jr on 24th Feb 2021

    Rich, nutty, salty taste and the smell is out of this world. I prefer this over any parmesan.

  3. Pecorino locatelli cheese
    5

    Posted by Ruth Young on 18th Feb 2021

    Best cheese ever

  4. Locatelli Pecorino
    5

    Posted by Shelia K DANTONIO on 12th Dec 2020

    This cheese is excellent and the price was fair as well. Would definitely purchase again

  5. Cheese
    5

    Posted by Judith on 20th Nov 2020

    Everything is excellent

  6. Excellent product
    5

    Posted by Lad on 10th Sep 2020

    Quick shipping

  7. Locatelli
    5

    Posted by David on 24th Dec 2019

    A delicious fromage.

  8. Locatelli cheese
    5

    Posted by Perry R Mauceri on 9th Apr 2019

    If it comes from Philly, it has to be great. Wonderful flavor and texture. Just perfect.

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