P9 fiore-sardo-dop

One of the oldest cheeses of the Sardinian tradition, kept for millennia and safeguarded by the Protected Designation of Origin. It is still produced according to ancient traditions in the sheepfolds of Sardinian shepherds with freshly milked raw, unpasteurized milk.
The wheels are about 4 kg, with the typical rounded side like the back of a mule. They are treated on the surface with olive oil and smoked, taking on a characteristic rustic appearance. As per the procedural guideline, it matures at least for 105 days to be consumed as a table cheese; over six months to be grated on tasty first courses. The rind is rough, dark brown in colour. The paste is compact, hard, without holes, white or straw yellow.

The aroma is full and characteristic, of milk and smoked. The flavour is intense, rich and complex, persistent, with a spicy note.
It is an important cheese, to be enjoyed calmly. It is splendid accompanied by savoury bread and a great red wine. Grated, it gives aroma, flavour and character to pasta and soups. Enjoying it with sweet grapes or ripe figs is a great way to end a meal.

Ingredients

Raw whole sheep milk,
rennet,
salt.
Smoked with natural wood smoke

Store in the refrigerator

or in any case in a cool place (around 4-6° C).

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Average values ​​for 100 g of product

Energy 1697,2 KJ
409 Kcal
Fats 33 g
of which saturated fatty acids 18,8 g
Carbohydrates 0,1 g
of which sugars 0,1 g
Proteins 28 g
Salt 3 g

Question and Answers

How is Fiore Sardo made?

Fiore Sardo DOP cheese is produced with milk that comes from Sardinian pastures. The milk must be raw milk, while the cheese can be smoked.

Why is it called Fiore sardo?

The name of Fiore Sardo cheese refers to the past and to its origin. It is said that the name of Fiore Sardo Cheese refers to the use of a vegetable coagulant obtained from the thistle flower.

Where is Fiore Sardo produced?

Fiore Sardo is produced exclusively in Sardinia, according to the dairy technology and the methods indicated in the production specification. It is produced with whole milk, fresh and raw milk,the milk is coagulated with lamb rennet.

Which are typical Sardinian cheeses?

Typical Sardinian cheeses are: Pecorino Sardo PDO, Fiore Sardo PDO, Pecorino Romano PDO, soft and aged sheep's milk cheeses and fresh or aged sheep's milk ricotta cheeses.

What are lactose-free cheeses?

Our lactose-free cheeses are: lactose-free Brigante, Pecorino Romano PDO, Mature Pecorino Sardo PDO Medoro cheese, Fiore Sardo PDO cheese and also all our other hard cheeses.
Check out our Pinna's line with actose-free cheeses: https://www.pinnaformaggi.it/it/prodotti/linee/linea-senza-lattosio/

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R083 c13-panino-fiore-sardo

FIORE SARDO SANDWICH

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R089 d4-frittatine-ai-pomodori-secchi-fiore-sardo-e-timo

OMELETTES WITH DRIED TOMATOES, FIORE SARDO AND THYME

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R006 mousse-di-fiore-sardo-e-coulis-di-lampone

FIORE SARDO MOUSSE AND RASPBERRY COULIS

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R034 a4-spaghetti-al-pesto

SPAGHETTI WITH PESTO SAUCE

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R055 e15-lorighittas-con-salsiccia-e-fiore-sardo

LORIGHITTAS WITH SAUSAGE AND FIORE SARDO

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R053 e13-fiore-sardo-pere-e-noci

PEAR AND WALNUT FIORE SARDO

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