The Fiore Sardo becomes part of the official list of typical Italian products with the certification PDO (protected designation of origin) which was issued on 21 June 1996.
Being a product PDO certification requires that the entire production process must be carried out in the region of Sardinia.
And ‘the sheep’s cheese produced in Sardinia that preserves the ancient and special techniques of craftsmanship. The name is due to the use, until recently, of molds made of cedar wood on the bottom of which was carved a flower, often accompanied by the initials of the producer, who marchiava the faces of the forms.
It ‘a hard cheese and raw, made exclusively with whole sheep’s milk, fresh and raw, coagulated with rennet lamb or kid. The forms, modeled with special molds and mastery by operators, have the characteristic appearance of the heel “in the back of a mule,” are branded origin and, after a short stop in brine, subjected to light smoking and finally matured in cool cellars of Sardinia Central.
The size is an average of 3.5 kilograms, with changes more or less in relation to the technical conditions of production. The crust has a color from yellow to dark brown; the paste is white or pale yellow, while the flavor becomes more pungent with age. The Fiore Sardo PDO is an excellent table cheese, when young, and very good product if grated cheese.


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