Type of milk
Despite its name, today’s production of Pecorino Romano is mainly in Sardinia and only a small amount is made in Lazio (although this cheese’s origins lie in the Roman countryside) and around Grosseto. It is most well known as a cheese to be grated and can be ripened over long periods of time thanks to the high level of salt. Nonetheless, it is also excellent as a table cheese. Its denomination of protected origin (DOP) status is one of the oldest in Italy as it was awarded in 1955.