Pecorino Toscano DOP
Blend of sweet and slightly spicy notes
Produced by artisan cheese makers located in the heart of the Maremma region of Tuscany, Academia Barilla Pecorino Toscano DOP is made with aromatic sheep’s milk that comes from the area of Grosseto.
Pecorino Toscano DOP is one of the few Tuscan pecorino cheese to recognized by the European Union as a DOP (Protected Designation of Origin) product.
The cheese is aged a minimum of 4 months.
Aroma: intense, intoxicating aromas.
Flavor: pleasing blend of sweet and slightly spicy notes
Texture: semi-soft cheese with a compact consistency
Perfect eaten alone, or with a drop of honey or fruit marmalade. It pairs very nicely with arugula and walnuts.
The recipe: Country Style Artichoke Flan
- 12 artichokes
- 2 mozzarella cheese, small
- ½ lb ham
- 1 ¾ oz grated Pecorino Toscano DOP cheese
- 3 eggs
- 3 ½ oz Fontina cheese, thinly sliced
40 minutes preparation + 45 minutes cooking
Prepare a very soft dough and divide it into two parts for the pie crust.
The tender parts of the artichokes should be softened in butter.
The diced prosciutto and Mozzarella should be added to the eggs mixed with grated Pecorino and salt.
On the bottom of the pie put the thin slices of Fontina, put on top the other ingredients then close off with the remaining pastry. Bake in a hot oven (400°F) for about 45 minutes.
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