A couple of months ago we travelled to San Patrignano in Rimini (on Italy’s Adriatic Coast) with the intention of finding some new Pecorino cheese for us to sell.
What we found was overwhelming. San Patrignano is a wonderful community dedicated to the fight against drugs. Since its inception in 1978 they have helped over 18000 young people with their problems. They do fantastic work but we have discovered they also make some fantastic cheese (amongst other things).
They invited us to have lunch with them and gave us a variety of different Pecorino cheeses to taste. We chose four, two of which are:
Pecorino in Vinacce (pictured), a pecorino which is steeped in the seeds and skins of grapes left from wine-making. You can taste the wine!
Pecorino in Fieno, meaning in hay. This is a traditional custom and it gives the cheese a wonderful herby taste.
At just so ITALIAN we are always looking for products which are special, different and with a story. We think we definitely succeeded with these new Pecorino cheeses. Why not have a look at our website at http://www.justsoitalian.co.uk/acatalog/Formaggi.html
If you would like to read more about the work of San Patrignano check out their website at www.sanpatrignano.org