Made in the style of a pecorino, Rustico Limone is produced by the Sini family at Nepi, in the province of Viterbo, Italy.
Sheep’s milk for production is sourced from the Lazio region, an area renowned for its high quality milk. Upon reaching the cheesemaking facility, it is pasteurized prior to coagulation. However, what sets Rustico Limone apart, is the addition of delicate pieces of candied lemon peel to the curd. Wheels are matured for a minimum of forty days befor release.
This non-traditional concept was the creation of the cheesemaker who sought a flavor to compliment the natural sweetness and high butterfat of the sheep’s milk.
The resulting flavors are rich and sheepy, with a full, cream-like mouthfeel cut with the gentle citrus acidity of the lemon. There are also notes of hay and herbs.