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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 Cagliari and in Milano

The prices recorded over the last ten weeks are listed in the tables, while the graphs to the side illustrates 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.

Italy, Cagliari - Weekly prices of Pecorino Romano
Aged for up to 5 months
Survey Date
€ per Kg
Min Max ± on prev. price
Friday 5 Jul 2019
6,55 6,75 +0,76%
Friday 21 Jun 2019
6,50 6,70 +3,12%
Friday 24 May 2019
6,30 6,50 +10,34%¹
Friday 10 May 2019
n.q. n.q. -
Friday 12 Apr 2019
n.q. n.q. -
Friday 15 Mar 2019
n.q. n.q. -
Friday 22 Feb 2019
5,70 5,90 0,00%
Friday 25 Jan 2019
5,70 5,90 0,00%
Friday 11 Jan 2019
5,70 5,90 0,00%
Friday 21 Dec 2018
5,70 5,90 -1,69%
n.q.: (not quoted) currently this product is not available
¹ Percentage change calculated on the previous useful survey.
Prices quoted are ex-dairy or ex-aging room excluding VAT.
Note: starting from 27/11/2015
Source: Consortium Commitee for the detection of prices in cooperation with Cagliari Chamber of Commerce
Italy, Cagliari - Weekly prices of Pecorino Romano
Aged for up to 8 months
Survey Date
€ per Kg
Min Max ± on prev. price
Friday 5 Jul 2019
6,65 6,85 +0,75%
Friday 21 Jun 2019
6,60 6,80 +3,08%
Friday 24 May 2019
6,40 6,60 0,00%
Friday 10 May 2019
6,40 6,60 +0,78%
Friday 12 Apr 2019
6,30 6,60 +1,57%
Friday 15 Mar 2019
6,20 6,50 0,00%
Friday 22 Feb 2019
6,20 6,50 0,00%
Friday 25 Jan 2019
6,20 6,50 0,00%
Friday 11 Jan 2019
6,20 6,50 0,00%
Friday 21 Dec 2018
6,20 6,50 -1,55%
n.q.: not quoted price
Prices quoted are ex-dairy or ex-aging room excluding VAT.
Note: starting from 29/06/2018
Source: Consortium Commitee for the detection of prices in cooperation with Cagliari Chamber of Commerce
Italy, Milan
Weekly prices of Pecorino Romano
Aged 5 months and more from producer
Survey Date
€ per Kg
Min Max ± on prev. price
Monday 12 Aug 2019
CLOSED  
Monday 5 Aug 2019
6,50 6,80 0,00%
Monday 29 Jul 2019
6,50 6,80 0,00%
Monday 22 Jul 2019
6,50 6,80 0,00%
Monday 15 Jul 2019
6,50 6,80 +0,76%
Monday 8 Jul 2019
6,50 6,70 0,00%
Monday 1 Jul 2019
6,50 6,70 0,00%
Monday 24 Jun 2019
6,50 6,70 0,00%
Monday 17 Jun 2019
6,50 6,70 +1,54%
Monday 10 Jun 2019
6,40 6,60 +1,56%
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 Italy, Milan
Average Monthly prices of Pecorino Romano
Aged 5 months and more from producer
2009 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 % on prev. month % on 2018
January 6,28 7,04 8,90 8,75 5,30 7,40 5,53 -1,34% -25,34%
February 6,19 7,30 8,90 8,49 5,18 7,70 5,53 0,00% -28,25%
March 6,09 7,53 9,10 8,08 5,13 7,70 5,90 +6,79% -23,38%
April 6,00 7,77 9,19 7,81 5,13 7,63 6,15 +4,24% -19,43%
May 5,95 7,85 9,38 7,48 5,13 7,55 6,35 +3,25% -15,89%
June 5,87 8,00 9,38 7,11 5,13 7,31 6,53 +2,76% -10,77%
July 5,73 8,04 9,38 6,90 5,13 6,86 6,63 +1,61% -3,35%
August 5,63 8,20 9,23 6,63 5,30 6,60 6,65 +0,30% +0,76%
September 5,43 8,24 9,18 6,38 5,48 6,19
October 5,30 8,45 9,08 6,10 6,06 5,89
November 5,30 8,53 8,98 5,75 6,88 5,72
December 5,26 8,61 8,90 5,45 7,13 5,60
Average 5,75 7,99 9,14 7,04 5,58 6,84 6,12
Change (1) - +38,88% +14,44% -22,98% -20,67% +22,44% -17,02%
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
1) change from the same period of previous year , except for year 2014, where the change is from the same period 5 years ago
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