Pecorino Toscano is a sort of kinder, matching-shoes-and-purse, prim cousin to Pecorino Romano’s bombastic, big-hair, loud-mouth flavor. Hailing from the lush farmland of Tuscany, Pecorino Toscano is, however, exceedingly rich with subtle flavor.
Made from 100% sheep’s milk it has the oily crumble that one expects from Italian pecorino’s. Its flavor profile has a distinct mineral-y quality, with hints of clotted cream, fresh hazelnut, clean animal.
Much moister in texture than Romano means that the slick olive oil qualities of the paste are much smoother and more even across the palate. Drizzle this cheese with truffle honey (as I did here). I guarantee it tastes just like a glamorous Autumn picnic in the Italian countryside.
P.S. I bet that last photo looks familiar, no?