Yorkshire Pecorino Fresco

Yorkshire Pecorino Fresco

This young pecorino is milky, gentle, and a little bit squidgy, with a bright-white paste and delicate herbal finish.

Portion
Regular price £11.75
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Standard delivery is free to most postcodes in the UK for orders over £39.50. Click here for a list of postcodes where additional delivery charges apply.

For orders under £39.50, standard delivery is £8.00.

Collection from our London shops is free - choose Shop Collection at checkout.

Choose your preferred delivery date at checkout. As we use third party couriers we cannot guarantee the arrival day of your order but we will do our best to ensure that it arrives as close as possible to your chosen date. To be sure it arrives in time, we recommend choosing a date a couple of days ahead of when you would like to eat your cheese. 

milk type
Sheep

ingredients
Pasteurised Sheep’s MILK, Salt, Cheese Cultures, Animal Rennet

coagulant
Animal Rennet

milk treatment
Pasteurised

location
Otley, Yorkshire

milk source
Bought-in

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milk type
Sheep

ingredients
Pasteurised Sheep’s MILK, Salt, Cheese Cultures, Animal Rennet

coagulant
Animal Rennet

milk treatment
Pasteurised

location
Otley, Yorkshire

milk source
Bought-in

season
All year

average age
6 Weeks

cheesemakers
Mario Olianas

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Pecorino Fresco is a Yorkshire take on a Sardinian staple: a delicate, milky sheep’s milk cheese that is kept just a few weeks before it’s ready to enjoy.

Background

Mario Olianas, who comes from a Sardinian family whose background was in the fishing industry, moved to Yorkshire in 2001 where he met his partner Sonia. Working in baking and catering over the ...

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Mario Olianas, who comes from a Sardinian family whose background was in the fishing industry, moved to Yorkshire in 2001 where he met his partner Sonia. Working in baking and catering over the years, Mario turned to cheesemaking in 2018, riffing on the classic styles of his native island and relying on feedback both from his local community of customers and his extended Sardinian family.

The business remains a small family affair, and it sources its milk from a herd of sheep based near the dairy in Otley, Yorkshire.

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Our Work

Our team first visited Mario and Sonia in early 2024, selecting a batch of Pecorino Fresco and several samples of a harder sheep’s cheese for experimental trials at our Maturation Facilities in Ber...

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Our team first visited Mario and Sonia in early 2024, selecting a batch of Pecorino Fresco and several samples of a harder sheep’s cheese for experimental trials at our Maturation Facilities in Bermondsey. We visit the dairy on our frequent farm visits, when we taste and select the batches that we go on to sell.

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FAQs

Yes, the prices shown above are inclusive of a significant bulk discount for quarters, halves and whole cheeses.

As a general rule of thumb, we would recommend roughly between 100 and 150 grams per person for after dinner, and a bit more if cheese is the focus of the meal. If you are buying cheese to serve over a couple of days or as part of a buffet, it is advisable to buy a few larger pieces. This will both look better and keep better than many small bits. To help visualise weights, a good tip is to consider that a regular supermarket pat of butter weighs between 200 and 250 grams. If you are at all unsure please give us a call for some advice.

The best option is to keep your cheese wrapped in its paper within a box in the fridge. This will prevent the cheese from drying out and absorbing other flavours. Your cheese will arrive wrapped in waxed cheese paper, which achieves the best possible balance between maintaining humidity around the cheese and allowing it to breathe. We are happy to provide some free extra cheese paper, just search for "cheese paper" and add it to your basket. We don't recommend cling film or foil as it can cause the cheese to sweat which will negatively affect the flavour.

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