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"Pecorino Crotonese"has gained recognition as a protected designation of origin product. The European Commission has authorised the application to register the Italian cheese as a PDO. It is a hard, semi-cooked cheese produced exclusively from whole sheep’s milk.
The geographical area of production is a homogeneous area in both geographical and historical/cultural
terms and largely overlaps with the territory of the Marquessate of Crotone. It can be sold fresh (white rind, soft, regular and creamy body,milky white in colour), semi-hard (thick and brown rind, firm body, intense flavour) or mature (hard and brown rind, slightly straw-coloured body, intense and slightly piquant flavour).
It is the 1250th EU product with protected designation of origin.
For more information: Italian Representation of the European Commission