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Oct 30, 2012 07:31 AM

Pecorino Sardo from Sardinia

Anyone know of a cheese place in the GTA that sells Pecorino Sardo (sheep based cheese from Sardinia, Italy). I've only found it at one european deli at Yonge and Eglinton and usually very inconsistent supply over the last 7 years - more often than not, they've run out. Never found it at Pusateri's, McEwans, Starsky's, Alex Cheese Shops nor Whole Foods.

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  1. Have you tried Grande Cheese, just off Dufferin, south of the 401? Lots of Italian cheeses. I was just in there last week, and though I browsed through the comparatively large Pecorino section, I didn't notice whether they had Sardo or not (because I wasn't looking for that specific kind of Pecorino). A phone call should solve the question. In the same neighbourhood is Lady York, on Dufferin just south of Grande Cheese, which also specializes in Italian cheeses.

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    1. re: juno

      McEwan and Whole Foods carry Pecorino Toscano. It's not the same, of course, but it's closer to Pecorino Sardo than Pecorino Romano, which is much saltier and less refined.

      1. re: juno

        Grande cheese MAY have it. But getting Pecorino Sardo DOP is tough, another option is the Cheese Boutique in Etobicoke. While you are at it, see if you can also find Casu Marzu

        1. re: ngmatthe

          Thanks for the suggestions. Next week when I have time, will visit Grande cheese, Cheese Boutique and Pasquale Brothers. Casu Marzu sounds nasty, especially the part where the larvae can jump up to 5 feet at you.

          1. re: Yimahaji

            Thats an urban legend. They are more likely to cause you inflammatory colitis

      2. I've bought it at Alex Farm Products in the St Lawrence Market, although not for a while. Try giving them a call - 416.368.2415.

        1. Finally got hold of some more Pecorino Sardo from Pascale Gourmet. Tried all the others mentioned here without success. One place said they had it, then didn't. Another had the wrong kind.
          Like the sharpness of this cheese. Leaves a bit of tingling on the tip of the tongue.