Pecorino is a term used to define Italian cheeses made from 100% sheep’s milk. Pecorino Romano is one of the most ancient types of cheese as well as the most famous outside of Italy. As the name suggests, the history of Pecorino Romano dates back to Roman times when it was a part of the staple diet of soldiers at war. Today, the cheese is made using only traditional methods in the unique areas of origin. Dry-salted by hand, the wheels get salting numerous times, to deliver a fabulous taste. Its lengthy aging time from eight to 12 months results in a dry and granular texture and a strong taste. When young, the cheese has a soft and rubbery texture with a sweet and aromatic flavour. The flavor becomes sharper and smokier when aged for eight months or longer. Pecorino Romano is an excellent grating cheese over pasta dishes, bread and baking casseroles.