According to some legends, walnut pecorino was born by mistake, that is, by attempts by the stockbreeders or shepherds to conceal the cheese at the owner, in old clay pots with the cheese completely covered with these leaves, so that they do not have to share with him.
In fact, this type of conservation, which has now become a characteristic refinement method, was more than a system to preserve the cheese longer and to prevent it from sinking, in fact the walnut leaf put together with the form inside of these terracotta tin containers, avoided the dehydration of the form; the lack of caves or other environments suitable for seasoning led the caste to ingenuity themselves by using what nature offered them. In addition, walnut leaves give the Pecorino a strong and distinctly distinctive flavor.
Due to the fact that these are perishable products, there is a flat rate of $15 for shipping.
All perishable items are handled with extreme care with instructions unique to each order. Depending on products ordered and the perishability of your products, we may use a combination of the following products:
- Aluminum lined foam bags
- Nontoxic, water-soluble cooling gel packs
- Styrofoam seamless molded cooler chests
If you are in the Houston Metro area, we do offer free local pickup for all items in our shop. Just select local pickup at checkout. Our warehouse is located just outside downtown and pickups are Monday through Friday 8am-5pm.