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We feature local products, cheese, sausage, gourmet sandwiches, deli items, meat. Best online shop offering a large selection of cheeses and Sausage. We offer a selection of Sicilian cold-cut meats and cheeses. For example, Pecorino and Pork Black of Nebrodi hams, Guanciale and Pancetta. Coppa and Lardo. You will also find sausage and salami wh...
We feature local products, cheese, sausage, gourmet sandwiches, deli items, meat. Best online shop offering a large selection of cheeses and Sausage. We offer a selection of Sicilian cold-cut meats and cheeses. For example, Pecorino and Pork Black of Nebrodi hams, Guanciale and Pancetta. Coppa and Lardo. You will also find sausage and salami which includes Pistachios and Chilli. And much, much more!
Our extensive cheese range includes: Pecorino with Pistachio, provola of Nebrodi, Ragusano and Maiorchino
Sicily's milk-producing livestock production consists of sheep, goats and cows, in that order. In practice, more Sicilian cheese is produced from cow's milk than from goat's milk, but there are more goats than cows in Sicily. Virgil and other classical writers mention the flourishing export market for Sicilian cheeses in Greece. Certain Sicilian cheeses made in ancient times are still made today, though others were introduced by the Arabs, Normans and Longobards during the Middle Ages. It is true that many traditional Sicilian cheeses are made from sheep's milk, but some of the better-known ones are made from cow's milk. Here are some of the better known Sicilian cheeses: pecorino, ragusano, maiorchino, piacentino, provola, ricotta.....
But for dedicated pork lovers the Nebrodi mountains hold a trump card: they are home to an indigenous black-skinned pig called the suino nero. Once spurned by butchers because of its small size and thick coating of fat, this free-roaming pig is now enjoying a comeback. The Black pig of Nebrodi is a precious patrimony for its high quality meat both for local economy and for gastronomic pleasure. The meat is consumed fresh or transformed into salami, ham and bacon.
Ragusano is a stretched-curd cow’s milk cheese made on the Hyblean Plateau, where the cattle graze on rich fragrant pastures. Its origin is tied to the historic farming of the native Modicana cattle breed in the region, today at risk of extinction. Some cheesemakers, including one producer that is a member of the Slow Food Presidium, still produce it...
The Nero Siciliano, also called black swine of Nebrodi, is an autochthonous Sicilian breed of very ancient origin. This pig is reared under extensive or semi-extensive management mainly in the Nebrodi mountains of the Messina province in the island of Sicily.