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.
£7.60 – £45.60
Containing ribbons of black truffles, Pecorino Moliterno really is the Rolls-Royce of the cheese world! It is incredibly luxurious with fabulously rich flavours. Every wedge of Pecorino Moliterno contains generous amounts of black truffle. Flavours are superbly balanced to provide a lingering richness in the mouth.
Every wedge of Pecorino Moliterno contains generous amounts of black truffle. At no point does the truffle overwhelm your palate as the balance of flavours is perfectly met. The cheese not only preserves the sheep’s milk that goes into it, but it also extends the truffle season and so it’s a win win. As the wheels of cheese are aged, they are rubbed regularly with vinegar and olive oil. This highlights the immense flavour profile you taste with each fulfilling bite. In English Pecorino means ‘of sheep’ and this cheese is the most perfect use for this fabulous milk.
Moliterno is a town in the Basilicata region of Southern Italy. It is here that this wonderful cheese was first created. Nowadays most of the cheeses are made in Sardinia. Here sheep roam the sun-drenched pastures all year round. However, the oils and salts that flavour the cheese are still all sourced from Moliterno itself.
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 Pecorino is made 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.
Pecorino, truffle and honey are possibly the three most perfectly matched food items in existence. Each one brings out the flavour of the others. An earthy Barolo wine pairs well but for an indulgence above no other try pairing Pecorino Moliterno with a glass of Champagne.
Ingredients (Allergens are listed in capitals)
MILK, black truffle, salt, starter cultures, rennet, natural flavour.
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.