Cacio di Afrodite Caseificio Il Fiorino, Tasting notes:
This is a classic long-ripening pecorino, it has a medium intense flavour with hints of dried fruit and milk
Caseificio Il Fiorino
The Caseificio Fiorino dairy is located in a place of extraordinary charm and historical value, the medieval village of Roccalbegna on the slopes of Mount Amiata. The milk used to produce our cheeses comes exclusively from selected local farms in the neighboring municipalities: Roccalbegna, Saturnia, Semproniano, Scansano, Arcidosso, Cinigiano, Campagnatico, and Grosseto. After internal analysis, a selection is made based on the characteristics of the milk and the type of cheese to be made. The aim is to achieve the highest quality regardless of yield. Each processing step is carried out by hand by experienced cheesemakers. In fact, their Pecorino Toscano cheeses are awarded every year in the most important global competitions.
Cacio di Afrodite:
Its palmares already include two stars at the Great Taste Awards 2021, a Bronze Medal at the International Cheese and Dairy Awards 2021, and two medals, one Gold and one Bronze, at the World Cheese Awards 2021 in Oviedo.
The year 2022 confirmed this excellent pecorino with a Silver Medal at the World Cheese Awards 2022, in Newport, and a Bronze Medal at the International Cheese and Dairy Awards, in the UK. A major award was also won at the Great Taste 2022, UK, the international championship that encompasses all Food and Beverage, receiving the 2-star award