Cheese Type: Hard: Dry & Caramelly
Milk Type: Pasteurized Sheep
Wine Pairing: Full dry whites; full reds
Wheel Weight: 75 lbs.
Age: 10-12 months
One of the very few Pecorino Romano cheeses still produced in the countryside of Rome; therefore, according to tradition, it is referred to as "Genuine" Pecorino Romano. A hearty, full flavored, pasteurized sheep's milk cheese produced in the village of Nepi, using the finest milk from sheep in the Lazio region. The milk, rich in fat and protein, is selected from small producers, analyzed regularly and has no additives or hormones. Handmade in large 65-pound wheels according to ancient tradition and still aged naturally in cellars, Fulvi is never as hard or dry as Pecorino Romano made in Sardinia. It has a bold, pungent flavor and is a cheese to be eaten, not just grated.