history Pecorino Siciliano PDO

The History

  Pecorino Siciliano PDO is the oldest cheese produced in Sicily, perhaps the oldest in Europe.
Homer wrote in a verse of the Odyssey (IX BC) "When half of the snow-white milk curdled he put it in the woven baskets" .
These are the words of Ulysses as he tells about Polyphemus in the art of cheese making and that bring back to the present day the techniques used in those days to produce cheese.

history plinius Pecorino Siciliano PDO Some time after Pliny the Elder (23-79 AD) wrote in Naturalis Historia 'Rome, where the wealth of all peoples can be closely judged', by classifying the types of cheese it refers to sicilian cheese as one of the most pleasant of the time. he was talking about Pecorino Siciliano.

Nowadays the Pecorino Siciliano PDO is not so different from the one produced a thousand years ago.
The land and production processes used have remained unchanged over time. Handed down through the generations they have come down to the present day.

The characteristics of Pecorino Siciliano PDO are unique and unrepeatable.
It is produced exclusively with fresh, whole and coagulated sheep's milk with lamb rennet.
The sheep are raised on free pasture from which the milk acquires all the scents of the territory.

history Pecorino Siciliano PDO