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Pecorino Romano PDO, Italy

This page contains the wholesale prices for the Italian cheese Pecorino Romano P.D.O. (Protected Designation of Origin), recorded weekly in Milano

The prices recorded over the last ten weeks are listed in the table, while the graph to the side illustrate price trends over the last three years.

The graph below gives us an overview of wholesale prices for Pecorino Romano over a given period.

Pecorino Romano makes an important contribution to Italy's reputation for excellence in the art of cheese-making. It is a cooked, hard cheese made from the fresh whole milk of sheep that are exclusively reared on farms located within the production area. The milk used for this cheese may be inoculated with natural cultures of indigenous milk enzymes taken from the same geographical area and coagulated with lamb rennet paste, also obtained from locally-reared animals.
The cheese wheel is cylindrical with flat sides; the surface diameter ranges from 25cm to 35cm and its sides are from 25cm to 40cm high. It normally weighs between 20kg and 35kg.

The rind is thin and it has a light ivory or natural straw colour; it is sometimes covered with a special black or neutral-shade protective coating or, alternatively, its natural rind.

It is compact in texture with a scattering of small holes and its colour variable, from white to straw-yellow shades with varying degrees of intensity depending on the production techniques.

As a table cheese, Pecorino Romano is aromatic, slightly spicy and savoury, while the grating cheese variety is spicy, intense and fragrant.
The minimum maturation period for Pecorino Romano table cheese is five months and is eight months for the grating cheese variety.

The product is sold bearing the specific "Denomination of Origin" label: a logo consisting of a diamond-shape with rounded corners and a stylised sheep head above the name "Pecorino Romano".
The P.D.O. mark is imprinted along the sides of the cheese wheel, together with the words "Pecorino Romano". Consumers will also find a rectangular stamp confirming the province of origin, the dairy code, the month and year of production as well as details concerning the relevant Denomination of Origin regulation.

Survey Date
€ per Kg
Min Max ± on prev. price
Monday 10 May 2021
8,45 8,65 0,00%
Monday 3 May 2021
8,45 8,65 0,00%
Monday 26 Apr 2021
8,45 8,65 0,00%
Monday 19 Apr 2021
8,45 8,65 +1,18%
Monday 12 Apr 2021
8,35 8,55 +1,20%
Friday 2 Apr 2021
8,25 8,45 0,00%
Monday 29 Mar 2021
8,25 8,45 +1,21%
Monday 22 Mar 2021
8,15 8,35 0,00%
Monday 15 Mar 2021
8,15 8,35 0,00%
Monday 8 Mar 2021
8,15 8,35 0,00%
n.q.: not quoted price
Prices quoted are ex-dairy or ex-aging room, raw goods, fat content as prescribed by law- excluding VAT.
N.B. The wheels, or packaged forms, of typical, quality-protected products must bear the respective Protection Consortium stamp.
According to the previous categorisation, in effect until Dec 31st, 2018, this list item referred to: 'Aged for up to 5 months'
Source: Milan Chamber of Commerce; since January 2018, source: Metropolitana Milano MonzaBrianza Lodi Chamber of Commerce
 
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€/kg
2006 2011 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 % on prev. month % on 2020
January 4,20 4,83 8,75 5,30 7,40 5,53 7,12 7,95 +1,27% +11,71%
February 4,28 4,88 8,49 5,18 7,70 5,53 7,15 8,18 +2,83% +14,34%
March 4,45 4,90 8,08 5,13 7,70 5,90 7,25 8,27 +1,16% +14,07%
April 4,50 4,90 7,81 5,13 7,63 6,15 7,35 8,48 +2,48% +15,31%
May 4,50 4,90 7,48 5,13 7,55 6,35 7,35 8,55 +0,88% +16,33%
June 4,55 4,90 7,11 5,13 7,31 6,53 7,35
July 4,55 4,85 6,90 5,13 6,86 6,63 7,35
August 4,57 4,84 6,63 5,30 6,60 6,65 7,35
September 4,68 4,80 6,38 5,48 6,19 6,78 7,37
October 4,82 4,80 6,10 6,06 5,89 6,83 7,46
November 4,85 4,80 5,75 6,88 5,72 6,88 7,58
December 4,90 4,80 5,45 7,13 5,60 6,95 7,85
Jan - May 4,40 4,88 8,09 5,17 7,60 5,89 7,25 8,26
Change (1) - +10,96% +65,86% -36,12% +47,00% -22,50% +23,09% +13,87%
Jan - Dec 4,58 4,85 7,04 5,58 6,84 6,41 7,39
Change (1) - +5,88% +45,19% -20,67% +22,44% -6,27% +15,27%
Prices quoted are ex-dairy or ex-aging room, raw goods, fat content as prescribed by law- excluding VAT.
N.B. The wheels, or packaged forms, of typical, quality-protected products must bear the respective
Protection Consortium stamp.
Source: Milan Chamber of Commerce; since January 2018, source: Metropolitana Milano MonzaBrianza Lodi Chamber of Commerce
The average monthly price is calculated on the weekly quotes.
1) change from the same period of previous year , except for years 2011, 2016, where the change is from the same period 5 years ago
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