The ancient Sicilian tradition of adding saffron to pecorino stems back to Sicily’s twelfth century King, Ruggero the Norman, who believed in the stimulating medicinal properties of the spice. The Sicilian King requested his saffron cheese to be further embellished with peppercorns, which were already a very popular, rare and expensive addition to food in the Sicilian court.
Cheese specialists, Zappala, are known for firmly upholding traditional Siclilan cheese-making craftsmanship while embracing the benefits of modern technology and advanced, environmentally minded practices. Zappala Pecorino Fresco con Zafferano starts with 100% fresh, daily delivered Sicilian sheep’s milk which gives the semi-soft, grainy and somewhat crumbly interior a classically sweet and delicate flavor. Infused with saffron and studded with black peppercorns, this pecorino takes on a distinctively aromatic golden hue and delightfully intense taste.
Application: Definitely a dazzling table cheese, Pecorino with Saffron adds sophisticated flavor to a broad range of pasta, rice and potato dishes; it’s a divine addition to pumpkin gnocchi. It is also wonderful with roasted vegetables, chicken and shellfish.
Pairing: A good quality dry rosé like a Bandol will go well. For a white wine, the saffron plays nicely with the floral qualities of Viognier.
Organic Balsamic Vinegar by Toschi
Product Details: #050814 | 12/500 ml
Constancy. Purity. Loyalty. The Toschi Company, established in 1945 in Modena, Italy, is founded on those principles, which are represented by 3 interlocking rings on every Toschi bottle of traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena.
Toschi Organic Balsamic Vinegar is made with the finest quality organic raw materials that are third party CSQA-approved and IGP certified. After undergoing rigorously controlled, traditional processing, Toschi’s Organic Balsamic Vinegar is aged in Croatian oak barrels for at least 2 months. The Consorzio Produzione Certificate stamped on each bottle guarantees the unmistakable quality of the finished product.