Aging Tuscan Pecorino Cheese in a cave
Aging Tuscan Pecorino Cheese in a cave
Aging Tuscan Pecorino Cheese in a cave
Aging Tuscan Pecorino Cheese in a cave

Aging Tuscan Pecorino Cheese in a cave

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Aging Pecorino Cheese in a cave is an ancient ripening technique developed mainly in central Italy. There were no refrigerators and therefore to keep better cheese at good temperature during their maturing, they were placed in natural caves. It was later discovered that the particular microclimatic conditions of the cave were able to give the cheese its typical and unique characteristics.

In fact, in addition to the low temperature, the cheese was far from sources of light and heat and were aged in a very humid environment. This led to the formation of “noble molds” that, in addition to protecting the cheeses from external pathogens, affected the taste of the aged cheese, making its flavor really intense. The environmental conditions of the cave also allowed the cheese to take on its particular consistency. This ripening technique spread like wildfire, especially in Tuscany. But in the last century was left aside to advantage of less laborious and more profitable ripening methods. However, the tradition has not been lost and so Pecorino Cheese aged in cave has been revalued, becoming an excellence of Italian gastronomy.

We decided to continue the tradition of aging in cave. In an ancient cellar of Montepulciano, our Pecorino Riserva Cheese age at least a year, spend a period of aging. This passage in the “depths of the earth” gives Cheese the typical and particular characteristics. Cheese rest on wooden boards and are periodically turned and greased with olive oil. This allows to give character and consistency to the crust and above all, to make it waterproof, to protect the heart of the cheese. In short, a perfect container for the casket of flavors and aromas that is raw milk cheese.

Shipping Cost

We have two types of products for shipping. Simple Items and Special Care Items (Alcohol and Cured Meats). For Simple items shipping cost is 14$ or free for order over 90$. For special care items shipping is free over 250$ or calculated on the weight of the order.

Every order for every item over 250$ is shipping fee free.

 Weight of parcel Cost $
1-2 kg 18$
3-4 kg 29$
5-6 kg 35 $
7-9 kg 39 $


Shipping Information

Typical consumer orders to a residential physical address within the 48 contiguous states normally will be shipped via DHL Express / FEDEX Priority. Orders for schools and businesses normally will be shipped via DHL Express / FEDEX Priority Saver within 3-4 business days of receipt. Orders will be delivered within 1-3 business days after shipping.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Always Great Italian Food. Thank you Dolce Terra



Extraordinarily good, excellent, wonderful flavor.

Daniel Beasley
Beyond Superb!!Fantastic Aged Cheese

Wow! Never dreamed we could order Aged Cheese directly from Italy 🇮🇹 the cheese arrived in 2 days was so amazing! Both selections were nothing like Any Cheese I’ve ever purchased in our local area!
Great service and superior products!

Janet locurto


Natalie Rosado

Excellent and high quality!

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