Percornino is an Italian word and is the name given to all Italian cheeses made from sheep's milk. A common version, Percorino Romano refers to pecorino cheese from the Rome area while Pecorino Siicilliano cheese come from Sicily.
These cheeses are all hard, drum shaped with a brownish color rind. Typically the cheeses are produced between November and June.
Pecorino Romano is a favorite and provides a nice tangy, salty flavor. Use the cheese shredded on salads (we love it on a fresh arugula salad with lemon and olive oil) or on pastas. It can also be used on your cheeseboard.
This cheese is fairly easy to find in well-stocked cheese shops as well as stores such as Whole Foods Markets. You can also purchase a good quality cheese at Amazon.com: Fiore de Sardegna Pecorino Cheese
Here are some good substitutes for Pecorino cheese. Use equal amounts of either of these alternatives:
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