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Italy: Pecorino Romano PDO Cheese Production

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This page contains data of Italian production of Pecorino Romano P.D.O. (Protected Designation of Origin) Cheese, both in terms of tons of cheese, and in terms of hectoliter s of milk used.

The data are presented in a diachronic table of the last 3 dairy seasons (October-July) and displayed with a graph that shows the seasonal evolution.
The following graphs show the evolution, monthly and yearly, of milk deliveries to dairies in relation to the volumes of milk destined for the production of Pecorino Romano.

Two tables below show the data on cheese production and milk used, organized by Region (Sardinia and Lazio), with the possibility of consulting them also by Province.

The graphs below compare:
  • the historical trend of Pecorino Romano PDO production with the average price of Pecorino Romano DOP aged for 5 months, listed on the Milan Chamber of Commerce
  • the historical monthly change of Pecorino Romano PDO production, over the same month of previous year, with the average price of Pecorino Romano DOP aged for 5 months, listed on the Milan Chamber of Commerce.
Pecorino Romano PDO Cheese Production (Cheese production season)
month2 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 ± % Tons of
product on
2018/19
± % Tons of
product on
2017/18
Pecorino Romano PDO (Ton) Pecorino Romano PDO (Ton) Milk Conferred* (hL) Total Milk** (hL) Pecorino Romano PDO (Ton) Milk Conferred* (hL) Total Milk** (hL) Pecorino Romano PDO (Ton) Milk Conferred* (hL) Total Milk** (hL) Pecorino Romano PDO (Ton)
October 25 23 2.036 1.452 27 348 298 6 (p) 1.238 (p) 489 (p) 9 (p) +61,6% -66,8%
November 170 59 12.071 5.423 97 3.706 3.706 67 (p) 10.861 (p) 5.771 (p) 97 (p) +44,6% -0,7%
December 2.367 1.272 117.966 83.549 1.455 60.763 60.763 1.046 (p) 114.373 (p) 70.697 (p) 1.200 (p) +14,7% -17,5%
January 4.661 3.419 296.961 227.522 3.783 174.477 174.477 3.043 (p) 279.666 (p) 190.131 (p) 3.230 (p) +6,2% -14,6%
February 5.320 3.609 364.964 265.176 4.540 139.201 145.150 2.414 (p) 369.239 (p) 255.679 (p) 4.365 (p) +80,9% -3,9%
March 6.235 5.401 470.087 345.233 5.912 274.985 275.040 4.623 (p) 456.001 (p) 332.985 (p) 5.672 (p) +22,7% -4,1%
April 6.706 5.655 557.939 411.455 6.906 334.231 334.131 5.653 (p) - - 6.256 (p) +10,7% -9,4%
May 5.778 4.772 462.910 341.021 5.940 301.875 301.875 5.255 (p) - - -
June 3.552 2.839 308.794 213.073 3.856 185.826 190.463 3.282 (p) - - -
July 817 806 158.058 87.264 1.666 84.993 84.993 1.550 (p) - - -
Oct-Apr 25.485 19.439 1.822.024 1.339.810 22.721 987.710 993.563 16.851 (p) 1.231.379 (p) 855.752 (p) 20.829 (p)
% y-o-y¹ +29,8% -23,7% +8,9% +17,4% +16,9% -45,8% -25,8% -25,8% +24,7% -13,9% +23,6%
Dairy Season 35.632 27.856 2.751.787 1.981.168 34.183 1.560.404 1.570.895 26.939
% y-o-y +18,1% -21,8% +15,2% +22,4% +22,7% -43,3% -20,7% -21,2%
Last update: 12-05-2020
* Milk deliveries to dairies producing Pecorino Romano PDO Cheese
** Milk used for Pecorino Romano PDO Cheese production
(p) provisional
1) change from the same period of previous year
2) Cheese production season (from October to July)
Cheese paste at 24 hours from the production.
Data may undergo non-significant changes.
Source: Consorzio di Tutela del Formaggio Pecorino Romano - dati certificati Organismo di Controllo IFCQ
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Dairy Season October 2016 - July 2017
Pecorino Romano PDO Cheese Production 2017 - 2018 (Tons)
Region Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Tot d.s.
2017/2018
± on d.s.
2016/2017*
Sardegna - 42 1.335 3.654 4.407 5.747 6.674 5.726 3.727 1.562 32.875 +24,0%
Cagliari - - 119 461 647 858 1.001 901 644 308 4.939 +13,2%
Nuoro - - 211 642 705 938 1.060 907 579 227 5.268 +47,1%
Oristano - 22 251 522 485 658 748 645 485 276 4.091 +3,2%
Sassari - 20 754 2.030 2.570 3.293 3.865 3.273 2.019 752 18.576 +27,2%
Lazio 27 55 121 128 134 164 228 212 129 54 1.252 -7,4%
Roma 27 55 121 128 134 164 228 212 129 54 1.252 -7,4%
Italy 27 97 1.455 3.782 4.541 5.911 6.902 5.938 3.856 1.617 34.127
% change y-o-y +16,2% +64,9% +14,4% +10,6% +25,8% +9,4% +22,0% +24,4% +35,8% +100,6% +22,5%
2016 / 2017 23 59 1.272 3.419 3.609 5.401 5.655 4.773 2.839 806 27.856
Source: Consorzio di Tutela del Formaggio Pecorino Romano - dati certificati Organismo di Controllo IFCQ
* change from same period of previous year.
d.s.: Dairy Season
Milk used for the production of Pecorino Romano PDO 2017 - 2018 (hL)
Region Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Tot d.s.
2017/2018
± on d.s.
2016/2017*
Sardegna - 2.528 77.264 220.758 258.002 336.452 398.903 329.380 206.082 84.335 1.913.704 +23,8%
Cagliari - - 7.077 27.598 38.002 50.323 59.592 51.716 35.007 16.455 285.769 +12,3%
Nuoro - - 12.396 37.900 41.449 55.025 62.698 52.072 32.266 12.166 305.973 +46,8%
Oristano - 1.358 15.236 32.349 29.320 39.371 45.310 37.109 26.953 15.175 242.180 +3,5%
Sassari - 1.170 42.556 122.912 149.232 191.732 231.302 188.483 111.857 40.539 1.079.782 +27,1%
Lazio 1.452 2.895 6.284 6.764 7.175 8.781 12.553 11.641 6.991 2.928 67.464 -7,0%
Roma 1.452 2.895 6.284 6.764 7.175 8.781 12.553 11.641 6.991 2.928 67.464 -7,0%
Italy 1.452 5.423 83.549 227.522 265.176 345.233 411.455 341.021 213.073 87.264 1.981.168
% change y-o-y +15,6% +70,7% +11,8% +16,8% +27,5% +8,0% +21,0% +23,0% +35,3% +105,7% +22,4%
2016 / 2017 1.256 3.176 74.757 194.846 207.935 319.795 339.945 277.206 157.479 42.424 1.618.820
Source: Consorzio di Tutela del Formaggio Pecorino Romano - dati certificati Organismo di Controllo IFCQ
* change from same period of previous year.
UK trade data for the period Jan - Mar 2020 are provisional