Pecorino Balze VolterraneSt. James Cheese Company
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Produced in the province of Pisa, Tuscany since the 1400s, Pecorino delle Balze Volterrane is a semi-hard cheese made with raw milk from the Italian Sarda sheep breed.
The unique geomorphology of the designated area of production, with numerous gullies and large ravines carved out by heavy rain, contributes to the selection of specific flora dominated by widely spread cardoon, the basic ingredient of the vegetable rennet which gives Pecorino Pisano its pronounced herbal aroma.The flavor of this cheese has a delicate piquant finish which becomes stronger with aging. Pecorino delle Balze Volterrane is used in many traditional Tuscan dishes but it can also be enjoyed on its own or paired with assorted deli meats and vegetables.