Canestrato is a niche product of cheese-making tradition. This table cheese is made from raw sheep’s milk with the addition of rennet and salt. Canestrato is a firm cheese with appealingly intense aroma and flavour, rich in fragrances reminiscent of the wild essences found in the pastures and fodder used to feed sheep. The interior paste is straw-colored; its texture is dense and crumbly. It serves very well as a grating cheese but stands equally well on its own with a robust red wine.