Christmas orders are now being taken. Simply place your order and select the date you would like to receive your cheese. For local delivery info please click here. Christmas orders can be placed until 4th December. After then we offer counter service only all the way to Christmas Eve. For our December opening hours please click here.
For delivery the week before Christmas you can choose either Wednesday 20th December or Thursday 21st December. Our normal £5.95 delivery charge* applies for all orders including local customers who want delivery on these dates. (* increased charges apply for Highlands and Islands)
Collections are from our sister shop, The Loose Larder, at 15 Reading Road.
£3.85 – £23.10
Pecorino Dolce is a fresh, light cheese made from sheep’s milk. It never goes runny like a Brie but instead it maintains its structure in spite of being intensely creamy.
Our Pecorino Dolce is matured for just 3-5 weeks making it our youngest Pecorino. It has a delicately fresh and gentle flavour with a perfect lamby finish.
In English Pecorino means ‘of sheep’ whereas Dolce means ‘sweet’ and is the perfect way to describe this delicious young cheese from Tuscany.
Pecorino cheese is one of the oldest cheeses we know. Several ancient Roman scholars including Plinny the Elder and Virgil made references to cheese production techniques which were very similar to how we make Pecorino today. They say that an army marches on its stomach and the Roman legionnaires famously took Pecorino cheese with them on their travels as it had a high nutritional value and a long shelf life.
The very best way to enjoy Pecorino Dolce is to drizzle it with our Moscato grape nectar, crack open a baked figball and pour a glass of chilled Pouilly Fumé.
Ingredients (Allergens are listed in capitals)
MILK, salt, starter cultures, rennet.
Normal opening Monday-Saturday 9am-4pm until:
Christmas Eve 9am – 12pm
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day Closed
Wednesday 27th Closed
Thursday 28th Closed
Friday 29th 9am-4pm
Saturday 30th 9am-4pm
Sunday 31st Closed
New Year’s Day Closed
Tuesday 2nd January 9am-4pm then as normal
After Christmas our courier delivery slots start from 10th January.