Pecorino in botte is a traditional Italian cheese that is produced in the Marche region of Italy. This cheese is made from sheep’s milk and is aged in wooden barrels, giving it a unique flavor and texture. It can be found in various towns and communes in Marche, including Urbino, Pesaro, and Ancona.

In Urbino, you can find Pecorino in botte at the local cheese shop, Cheese di Montefeltro. This shop offers a wide selection of artisanal cheeses, including Pecorino in botte. In Pesaro, you can visit the famous cheese store, Caseificio Sociale di Montelabbate, which also sells this traditional cheese. In Ancona, you can find Pecorino in botte at the popular cheese shop, La Bottega del Cheeseo.

One popular recipe that incorporates Pecorino in botte is Pecorino and pear crostini. To make this dish, you will need slices of crusty bread, ripe pears, Pecorino in botte, and honey. Toast the bread slices, then top them with thinly sliced pears and chunks of Pecorino in botte. Drizzle with honey and broil until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Another delicious recipe is Pecorino and walnut pasta. Cook your favorite pasta according to the package instructions, then toss it with grated Pecorino in botte, toasted walnuts, and a drizzle of olive oil.

Pecorino in botte has received the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) recognition, which guarantees its traditional production methods and quality. The specifications for Pecorino in botte include using only sheep’s milk, aging the cheese in wooden barrels for a minimum of 60 days, and following traditional production techniques. This recognition ensures that consumers are getting an authentic and high-quality product.

– “Cheese di Montefeltro” –
– “Caseificio Sociale di Montelabbate” –
– “La Bottega del Cheeseo” –