Moliterno al Tartufo
This aged pecorino from Sardegna is based on the Moliterno style, with the addition of black truffle. Aged a minimum of 6 months, it is sharp, buttery, and savory, with a slightly granular texture and hints of truffle that complement rather than overwhelm the flavor of the paste. It's an excellent value for a 100% sheep's milk cheese with truffle.
Since the island has more sheep than people, the inhabitants of Sardegna were traditionally shepherds with generations of cheesemaking experience. We source our Moliterno al Tartufo from a co-op that aims to protect these values while incorporating modern methods. The curds are placed in a basket and left to drain, imprinting a gorgeous, pronounced basket rind. As it ages, the flavor becomes sharper.