|Country of origin||Italy|
|Source of milk||Sheep milk|
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Pecorino Siciliano DOP (Sicilian: Picurinu Sicilianu) is an origin-protected firm sheep milk cheese from the Italian island and region of Sicily. It's called “Picurinu Sicilianu” in the Sicilian language. This cheese comes from the classical Greek world: in ancient times it was recognized as one of the best cheeses in the world.
It is produced throughout the island, but especially in the provinces of Agrigento, Caltanissetta, Enna, Trapani and Palermo. It is a pecorino-style cheese, like its close relation pecorino Romano, but not as well known outside Italy as the latter. A semi-hard white cheese, it has a cylindrical shape and a weight of about 12 kg (26 lb).
- "Italian Pecorino Siciliano".
- Francesco Picciolo. Curiosità e ricette della mia cucina siciliana. Errant, 2013. p. 7.
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