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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 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 ± % Tons of
product on
2019/20
± % Tons of
product on
2018/19
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 23 27 1.410 298 6 1.238 (p) 489 (p) 9 (p) 1.721 (p) 644 (p) 12 (p) +33,0% +114,9%
November 59 97 7.766 3.706 67 10.861 (p) 5.668 (p) 97 (p) 22.980 (p) 8.926 (p) 154 (p) +58,9% +129,8%
December 1.272 1.455 106.307 60.763 1.046 114.373 (p) 71.293 (p) 1.200 (p) 182.570 (p) 129.992 (p) 2.218 (p) +84,7% +112,0%
January 3.419 3.783 264.735 (p) 174.477 (p) 3.043 280.036 (p) 190.613 (p) 3.239 (p) 316.657 (p) 226.156 (p) 3.993 (p) +23,3% +31,2%
February 3.609 4.540 197.989 (p) 139.201 (p) 2.414 369.883 (p) 256.254 (p) 4.365 (p) 333.830 (p) 248.567 (p) 4.297 (p) -1,6% +78,0%
March 5.401 5.912 398.439 (p) 274.985 (p) 4.623 463.745 (p) 334.801 (p) 5.673 (p) 437.479 (p) 348.919 (p) 5.902 (p) +4,0% +27,7%
April 5.655 6.906 455.190 (p) 334.231 (p) 5.653 491.666 (p) 374.055 (p) 6.274 (p) 489.211 (p) 407.087 (p) 6.633 (p) +5,7% +17,3%
May 4.772 5.940 421.067 (p) 301.875 (p) 5.255 425.168 (p) 318.215 (p) 5.510 (p) 433.051 (p) 327.623 (p) 5.731 (p) +4,0% +9,0%
June 2.839 3.856 270.640 (p) 185.826 (p) 3.282 265.518 (p) 180.442 (p) 3.288 (p) 269.439 (p) 198.474 (p) 3.537 (p) +7,6% +7,8%
July 806 1.666 137.968 (p) 84.993 (p) 1.550 119.536 (p) 67.272 (p) 1.254 (p) 137.113 (p) 98.190 (p) 1.806 (p) +44,0% +16,5%
Oct-Jul 27.856 34.183 2.261.512 1.560.354 26.939 2.542.024 (p) 1.799.103 (p) 30.909 (p) 2.624.050 (p) 1.994.578 (p) 34.282 (p)
% y-o-y¹ -21,8% +22,7% -17,8% -21,2% -21,2% +12,4% +15,3% +14,7% +3,2% +10,9% +10,9%
Dairy Season 27.856 34.183 2.261.512 1.560.354 26.939 2.542.024 (p) 1.799.103 (p) 30.909 (p)
% y-o-y -21,8% +22,7% -17,8% -21,2% -21,2% +12,4% +15,3% +14,7%
Last update: 19-01-2022
* 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 2017 - July 2018 Dairy Season October 2019 - July 2020
Pecorino Romano PDO Cheese Production 2018 - 2019 (Tons)
Region Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Tot d.s.
2018/2019
± on d.s.
2017/2018*
Sardegna - 21 964 2.933 2.303 4.458 5.434 5.047 3.161 1.466 25.788 -21,6%
Cagliari - - - - - - 16 15 8 - 39 -88,0%
Carbonia Iglesias - - - 14 16 34 55 52 45 5 222 -11,8%
Medio Campidano - - 22 120 85 134 150 145 151 40 848 -10,7%
Nuoro - 1 195 552 401 749 867 810 436 183 4.195 -20,4%
Oristano - - 73 264 245 486 598 536 336 317 2.856 -14,5%
Sassari - 20 602 1.593 1.295 2.440 3.021 2.779 1.751 624 14.125 -24,0%
Sud Sardegna - - 72 389 261 615 726 708 434 297 3.502 -15,3%
Lazio 6 46 82 112 110 164 220 209 121 84 1.154 -10,3%
Roma - 22 32 44 43 67 85 66 47 45 451 +34,1%
Viterbo 6 24 50 68 67 97 135 144 74 40 703 -26,1%
Italy 6 67 1.046 3.045 2.414 4.622 5.653 5.256 3.282 1.551 26.942
% change y-o-y -79,5% -31,3% -28,1% -19,5% -46,8% -21,8% -18,1% -11,5% -14,9% -6,0% -21,1%
2017 / 2018 27 97 1.455 3.783 4.540 5.912 6.906 5.940 3.856 1.650 34.168
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 2018 - 2019 (hL)
Region Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Tot d.s.
2018/2019
± on d.s.
2017/2018*
Sardegna - 1.257 56.442 168.665 133.321 265.918 321.891 290.343 179.262 80.565 1.497.663 -21,8%
Cagliari - - - - - - 1.045 980 499 - 2.524 -87,7%
Carbonia Iglesias - - - 846 929 2.082 3.353 3.119 2.602 329 13.260 -10,3%
Medio Campidano - - 1.345 6.939 4.855 7.788 8.716 8.089 8.282 2.128 48.141 -10,5%
Nuoro - 75 11.561 31.712 23.398 44.614 50.911 46.359 24.537 10.096 243.263 -20,5%
Oristano - - 4.543 16.166 14.885 30.340 36.679 31.852 19.592 18.143 172.200 -13,3%
Sassari - 1.182 34.533 90.375 74.106 144.726 178.392 159.004 99.547 33.945 815.810 -24,4%
Sud Sardegna - - 4.460 22.627 15.148 36.368 42.794 40.940 24.203 15.924 202.464 -15,2%
Lazio 298 2.449 4.321 5.812 5.880 9.067 12.340 11.532 6.564 4.428 62.691 -9,9%
Roma - 1.140 1.620 2.235 2.265 3.750 4.785 3.479 2.505 2.317 24.096 +33,8%
Viterbo 298 1.309 2.701 3.577 3.615 5.317 7.555 8.053 4.059 2.111 38.595 -25,2%
Italy 298 3.706 60.763 174.477 139.201 274.985 334.231 301.875 185.826 84.993 1.560.354
% change y-o-y -79,5% -31,7% -27,3% -23,3% -47,5% -20,3% -18,8% -11,5% -12,8% -4,9% -21,3%
2017 / 2018 1.452 5.423 83.549 227.612 265.086 345.233 411.727 341.021 213.073 89.379 1.983.555
Source: Consorzio di Tutela del Formaggio Pecorino Romano - dati certificati Organismo di Controllo IFCQ
* change from same period of previous year.