Pecorino with Truffle

Intensely rich and ‘truffley’

  • Pasteurised
  • Sheep's Milk

Made with 4% real truffle, this is a Pecorino with Truffle that makes other truffle products seem like poor relations.  Slithers of fresh truffle are added at the beginning of the cheese process, which offsets the richness of the sheep’s milk to produce a truly intense cheese: firm, sharp and spicy with a rich truffle finish.

Tasty enough to make any truffle-lover giddy.

Made by the Villecco Family in Serrenti, Sardinia, Italy.

More about this

A classic Italian cheese made in the traditional way by family firm Villecco, in the heart of Sardinia.  Made using only the finest sheep’s milk from the island, this classic hard Pecorino style is then aged for a minimum of five months to give it the pleasant spiciness and sharpness associated with the best Pecorinos.  It’s made using 4% real fresh truffle, which is added at the beginning of the cheese making.  There are no truffle essences, flavourings or oil used here, just real fresh truffle!

After hearing in the late 18th century about an excess of sheep’s milk on Sardinia, the Villecco family journeyed to Sardinia to make cheese seasonally through the spring when the milk was plentiful, before returning to the Italian mainland with their finished cheeses to sell in the summer and autumn.  In the 1920s, the family decided to settle for good in Sardinia and eventually set up their dairy in the central town of Serrenti, so they could source milk from the island’s small sheep farms as easily as possible.

Remaining dedicated to traditional recipes, using the milk from Sardinia’s finest sheep on the small farms, helps keep this Pecorino with Truffle head and shoulders above its counterparts!

This product will have two weeks shelf life from the date of delivery.  Conveniently, at checkout you can choose a delivery date even well in the future if you would like your cheese delivering for a specific event.

Ingredients: Milk, salt, cheese cultures, truffle and rennet.

Customer reviews

  1. Peter Clarke

    Absolutely delicious!! Worth every penny!!

  2. helenca

    Fabulous! When I was I the shop asking for this, another customer commented – “That’s the best cheese in the world!” – who am I to disagree! If you like truffle this is perfect – eat on its own, or grate over a risotto for an indulgent flavour out of this world.

  3. Bryan Miller

    Not usually a fan of sheep’s milk cheese but this is special. Rich and wonderful truffle flavour. Try grated onto scrambled egg!

  4. Veronika

    The absolutely best truffle cheese I have ever had (and I had a few!). Great on scramble eggs

  5. mark d

    Brilliant – I just got some from my daughter for my birthday – and I think it may be one of my fave cheeses of all time !

  6. John Manning

    An unbelievable cheese. On first taste, I knew that I never wanted to eat anything else. Quite possible the most wonderful flavour I’ve ever experienced, not just in the cheese universe but in anything. Perfect texture, perfect consistency, perfect flavour, all in one cheese.

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