The newest ewe's milk cheese from local Italian cheesemaker Mario - fruitier in flavour than his Yorkshire Pecorino. A rich, hard cheese with bags of flavour.
Mario Olianas is an Italian with a big personality living in Leeds. He was born in Vienna and brought up on the island of Sardinia. His Papa is a fisherman and it was he who encouraged Mario's love of good fresh produce.
Mario moved to Yorkshire in 2001 and set up a business with his partner Sonia selling homemade Italian produce at Leeds Farmers Markets. This then led to him branching out and making ewe's milk cheeses out of his unit in Adel, North Leeds. Earlier in 2021 they moved all production to a purpose built unit in the nearby market town Otley.
Mario handpicked a local farmer based near Harrogate, only 12 miles from his dairy in Otley to provide the highest quality ewe's milk.