We always try to put out the alert when one of the area's great cheesemongers is cutting a great wheel of a favorite cheese. This time, it's Pecorino di Pienza Gran Riserva from Formaggio Kitchen South End.
Penny stopped in to ask Julie Cappellano, the General Manager and Wine Buyer, for some information about a champagne we are seeking for an upcoming sparkler of the month.
After Julie gave her the happy news that it would be arriving soon, she helped Penny select a sheepy cheese and then recommended a wine to match with it.
The Formaggio sign says it all. We are fans of ewe's milk cheeses. We even love the stronger ones that offer a punch of flavor. This cheese is one we can happily share with friends who would shy away from some of the more pungent pecorinos. It is a happy balance of sheep's milk flavor without being overpowering.
Get over to the shop while they have this lovely cheese in stock. It's worth the price.
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Words: Penny & Ed Cherubino
Photography: ©2015 Penny Cherubino