Even though doctors and dieticians recommend a sparing use of cheeses, consuming 30/40 gr of pecorino cheese a day helps to satisfy our body’s need in terms of proteins, phosphorus and calcium. This type of cheese is actually very high in proteins and overall nutritional values that benefit everyone: from younger to older people.
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So here are 5 reasons why you should eat it:
1. Easy to digest
Sheep’s milk contains less lactose than cow’s milk and for this reason, Pecorino is particularly suitable for those people who are lactose intolerant. It must be said that the concentration of lactose decreases with the aging of the Pecorino, therefore types like Pecorino Riserva (18 months) or a High Seasoned Pecorino (20 months) should be preferred in order to have a product with very low quantities of lactose.
2.It is Healthy and Natural
The ingredients of Pecorino cheese are only sheep’s milk, lactic ferments and salt. The real Italian pecorino does not contain any type of additive, coloring or artificial preservative. The taste that differentiates the various types of pecorino cheese derives exclusively from its processing. Passion, experimentation, experience combine to enhance all its characteristics.
3. Has an Enormous Nutritional Value
Sheep’s milk is an enormous source of calcium, much more than what we can find in cow’s milk. It is well known how calcium helps keep bones strong and healthy and support the proper functioning of nerves and muscles, as well as being a valuable aid in blood clotting. A moderate consumption of Pecorino therefore can only be desirable, especially for women over 50. Its consumption is also recommended for those people who intend to increase muscle mass since it’s very high in protein. It also contains medium-chain triglycerides, which help reduce cholesterol levels. It is rich in vitamin A and E which are two powerful antioxidants. Consequently, its consumption fights the signs of aging and numerous diseases of the skin and mucous membranes. It is rich in magnesium which is an incredible defense weapon for our body against the most common diseases.
4. Great Flavour
Sheep’s milk has an unmistakable flavor and taste. It has more body than cow’s milk, and is sweet and creamy on the palate. It could be compared in consistency to goat milk, but it does not have its bitterness and marked flavor. This characteristic is found all in Pecorino cheese, which therefore can boast of a more delicate flavor than its competitors, even in the long-aged versions.
5. An Unparalleled Tasting Experience
The production of Pecorino cheese has its roots in the history of Italian gastronomic culture. It can be Pecorino Romano, Pecorino Toscano, Sardo or from another region of our peninsula. In any case, the purchase and consumption of it contributes to keeping a centuries-old tradition alive. It is certain that it guarantees those who taste it an unparalleled sensory and taste experience.
Taste Italian Pecorino: Buy Now!
Italian Pecorino Cheese – Salcis Rigatino Tinto Rosso 400 gr€11.70
Italian Pecorino Cheese Herb Infused – Salcis 400 gr€11.70
Italian Pecorino Romano DOP€8.00
Italian Pecorino (BIO) – Alival GROUP 380 gr€7.00
Italian Pecorino (Toscano PDO Creamy) – Pecorino Toscano 1 kg€23.00
Italian Pecorino (Senese Black) – Caseificio Pinzani 200 gr€7.00
Italian Pecorino (Senese Peppery) – Caseificio Pinzani 200 gr€7.00
Italian Pecorino (Sardo) – Pecorino Sardo DOP€8.50
Italian Pecorino (Matured PDO) – Pecorino Toscano 900 gr€24.00