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The most commonly found Pecorino cheese - and the legendary cheese made by Romulus. Its production strictly laid down by the Stresa Convention in 1951.
The traditional area of production has been Lazio (the province including Rome; and a cheese of this type was made here during the greatest days of the Roman Empire). Cheeses are made between November and June - so avoiding the dryer months; and the area has now been extended to include Sardinia.
Cheeses are rubbed in olive oil and wood ash or a yellow clay-based paste. They are then ripened for a minimum of eight months