Pecorino di Pienza Morchiato
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The name of this cheese comes from the 'morchia' which is the dense layer of deposits left at the bottom of the traditional terracotta urns that olive oil is stored in. This morchia is mixed with ash and used as a coating on the exterior of the cheese, which helps preserve moisture while still allowing it to breathe so that the cheese, in turn, can be aged beyond the typical 60 days. Aged 90 days, the cheese develops a deeper and nuttier flavor than the younger Pecorino di Pienza Rossa. Use this cheese as a table cheese or in place of Parmigiano as a grating cheese.
Fattoria Buca Nuova
Fattoria Buca Nuova was started in 1966 by Cugusi Pietrino and his wife Mulas Maria Antonia when they moved from Sardinia to Montepulciano, into an old farmhouse called “La Buca Nuova". They started making cheese soon after. Two of their children, Emilio and Graziano, expanded the operation in the 1980s into selecting and aging local cheeses. In 1997 they moved their base of operations to the nearby famous "Cheese Town" of Pienza.
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