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PDO mark for "Pecorino Crotonese"
It is the 1250th EU product with protected designation of origin (PDO)

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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

Last update: 02 December 2014