Pecorino Toscano cheese

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Pecorino Toscano cheese. Picture courtesy of Antico Mercante


Pecorino Toscano is a DOP whole ewes’ milk cheese which is produced in the entire territory of the region of Tuscany and adjoining areas in the regions of Umbria and Lazio. The cheese is of very ancient origin, dating back to the Etruscan period and there are numerous historical references to it. The sheep are mainly allowed to graze freely on natural pastureland which is rich in natural essences and gives the milk its particular qualities.

Made using calves’ rennet, the cheese is pale straw-coloured and a sweet taste with slightly spicy veins. The pale yellow rind is usually coated with olive oil and ash. It has a height of 7-11 cm, a diameter of 15-22 cm, and can weigh between 1-3 kg.

The cheese has a cylindrical shape with a slightly convex base. It can come as soft or semi-hard and the maturation period can vary, depending on whether it is to be consumed as a table cheese or used for grating. This can be from 40 to 180 days.

Calories in different varieties and various types of cheeses

The number of calories in various types of cheese is very similar when you compare your cheese to a similar types of cheese.

For example, almost cheeses that are similar to Cheddar cheese have around 400 calories per 100g

If the Pecorino Toscano cheese is not listed below, select a similar type of cheese from the list below to get a rough idea for the number of calories in Pecorino Toscano cheese.

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Cheese type Calories per 100g
American cheese 371
Blue cheese 353
Camembert cheese 299
Cheddar cheese 402
Cottage cheese 98
Edam cheese 357
Farmer's cheese 98
Feta cheese 264
Fontina cheese 389
Goat cheese 364
Gouda cheese 356
Gruyere cheese 413
Mozzarella cheese 280
Parmesan cheese 431
Pimento cheese 375
Provolone cheese 352
Queso blanco cheese 310
Ricotta cheese 174
Roquefort cheese 369
Swiss cheese 380

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