Sicilian cheeses

Sicilian cheeses

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.....

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Provola dei Nebrodi DOP
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Originally from Floresta, in the Messina area, but produced in many municipalities on the slopes of the Nebrodi Mountains, our Provola dei Nebrodi DOP is one of the oldest and most popular Sicilian stretched curd cheeses, so much so that it has obtained, as a guarantee of quality, the DOP recognition from European Commission, Class 1.3 Cheeses.
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€15.34
Ragusano DOP Stagionato
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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 today using only the milk from Modicana cows.
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€21.71
Provola dei Nebrodi DOP Stagionata
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Our Provola dei Nebrodi Stagionata DOP is a Sicilian cheese with spun paste which, for its quality, has obtained the DOP recognition from the European Commission, Class 1.3 Cheeses. It has its origins in Floresta, a municipality in Messina, but it is produced in many municipalities in the Nebrodi Mountains.
€95.97
Provola Siciliana Semi-Stagionata
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The Provola dei Nebrodi, stringy cheese, raw milk, obtained from whole cow's milk produced by cattle grazing that goes through the magnificent scenery of Nebrodi.
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€15.60
Ricotta Infornata
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La ricotta è messo in un forno una settimana prima è dato il sale, fino ad un film sottile nero-rosso si è formata. E 'deliziosa quando grattugiato sulla maccheroni e altri corsi.
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€16.27
Ricotta Salata
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The salted ricotta is given by the dry salting and a seasoning for two months. It's delicious when grated on the maccheroni or other dishes. Ricotta Salata has a supple, mild taste that includes nutty notes and a sweet milky flavor.
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€8.33
Piacentinu Ennese DOP
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The Piacentinu Ennese is till now produced with technical. The milk is added with saffron and coagulates in a wooden vat at 32-35° with rennet in lamb or kid paste. The rennet is purged by hand, after that it has been laid in reed baskets, the so called "fascedde".
€81.00
Formaggio allo zafferano
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What makes this cheese so special and unique is the color and flavoring from the addition of both local saffron and black peppercorns to the cheese body during molding.

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€14.50