Pecorino is a type of cheese that is made from sheep’s milk and is a staple in Italian cuisine. It is particularly popular in the Marche region of Italy, where it is produced in several towns and communes. Some of the most well-known areas for Pecorino production in Marche include Fermo, Ascoli Piceno, and Macerata.

Pecorino can be found in many stores and shops throughout Marche, including specialty cheese shops and local markets. Some popular places to purchase Pecorino in the region include La Bottega del Cheeseo in Fermo, Il Mercato delle Erbe in Ascoli Piceno, and La Bottega del Buon Caffè in Macerata.

There are many different recipes that feature Pecorino as a key ingredient, including pasta dishes, salads, and appetizers. One popular recipe is Pecorino and Pear Salad, which combines thinly sliced Pecorino with fresh pears, arugula, and a simple vinaigrette dressing. Another delicious recipe is Pecorino and Mushroom Risotto, which features creamy Arborio rice cooked with mushrooms, white wine, and grated Pecorino cheese.

Pecorino is a cheese that has been recognized with PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) status in Italy. This means that it is a traditional food product that is produced using traditional methods and ingredients, and is an important part of the cultural heritage of the region. Some of the specifications for Pecorino with PAT recognition include that it must be made from 100% sheep’s milk, be aged for at least 20 days, and have a minimum fat content of 45%.

Sources:
– “Pecorino Marchigiano DOP” (Marche Tourism Board) – https://www.turismo.marche.it/en-us/Discover-Marche/Gastronomy/Pecorino-Marchigiano-DOP
– “Pecorino Marchigiano” (Italian Cheese Guide) – https://www.italiancheeseguide.com/cheeses/pecorino-marchigiano
– “Pecorino Marchigiano” (Slow Food) – https://www.fondazioneslowfood.com/en/ark-of-taste-slow-food/pecorino-marchigiano/