Pecorino Romano becomes Extra, Riserva and di Montagna
The Consortium for the protection of PDO Pecorino Romano cheese is now free to make proposals to modify the regulations for three new types of Pecorino Romano: Extra, Riserva and Montagna.
The approval of the members arrived yesterday at the end of the morning, at the end of the meeting held in the intermodal centre of Macomer. The modifications, which had been approved by the Board of the Consortium last November, will now be submitted for the opinion of the Ministry of Agriculture before and the European Union immediately after.
The Consortium is focusing on three new types of Pecorino Romano cheese. One Pecorino Romano Extra with a low salt content (it cannot have more than 3.5% of saline component), another that will have the indication Riserva with a maturation of at least 14 months (additional stamps of 18-20-24-30 months will be applied according to the level of maturation to which the product will be brought) and a last one of Montagna (already provided for by an EU regulation that presupposes a series of requirements, with respect to the standard, and a series of orographic constraints, such as breeding above 600 metres or work in the area done at a maximum of 10 kilometres from the altimetric limit).