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Pecorino Muffato di Anversa Marcelli

Producer
Nunzio Marcelli
Country
Italy
Region
Abruzzo
Size
6 ins diameter, 3 ins high
Weight
4 lbs
Website
www.marcelliformaggi.com
Milk
Sheep
Classification
Firm
Rennet
Animal
Rind
Natural

Produced in the Abruzzo region of Italy, just East of Rome, Pecorino Muffato di Anversa is a raw milk, aged Pecorino. Cheesemaker Nunzio Marcelli, crafts Pecorino Muffato di Anversa using raw milk sourced from herds of the rare Sopravvissana sheep. These sheep graze the upland pastures of the Abruzzo Parks, an area of outstanding beauty, known for having over 120 different varieties of herbs, flowers and grasses. After production, cheeses are matured for between three and six months before release. Made in the style of a blue cheese, Pecorino Muffato di Anversa has a very aromatic rind, that is slightly wet and sticky. Aromas are very fruity and rich while the flavors are tangy and spicy with a hint of bitterness near the rind.

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