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Romano Cheese – Best Cheese in the Market

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Cheese may well be the crowning achievement of milk. Whereas the options for milk more or less amount to more fat or less fat (with the extreme option of buttermilk at one end), cheese is nearly endless. Sharp blue cheeses tickle the nose and pucker the palate. Dollops of creamy ricotta add that extra smoothness and richness to pizza and stews. A melted wheel of Mexican queso makes an incredible dip available in one’s skillet. Where would Italian cuisine (the most popular in the world) be without its ability to add generous amounts of flavor to its food through shreds of Parmigiana Reggiano? But among all this variety it is the romano cheeses that steal our heart.

Who doesn’t want their grated parmesan to have a stronger taste? That’s essentially what Romano cheese is.

Romano cheese: hard, salty, and great for grating. Romano is the North American answer to Parmesan and Pecorino Romano (which is a similar, European cheese made entirely from sheep’s milk). You may have had this bad boy shredded on top of your pasta in the past, but the possibilities for Romano cheese are nearly endless.

So endless are these possibilities in the age of the Internet that one cannot help to throw up their hands in frustration. So many cheeses! So many articles. So little time.

Well, we are here to help! We have scoured the Internet for the 10 absolute best Romano cheeses we could find on the market. Here we proudly present our 10 Best Romano cheeses that have tickled our palates and won our hearts.

That list is coming up shortly. But first, let us tackle some of the most Frequently Asked Questions about this intriguing style of cheese.

Romano Cheese FAQ

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1. What Is Romano Cheese?

2. How Do You Make Romano Cheese?

3. Which Wines Does Romano Cheese Pair With?

4. All Right. But What about Beer?

5. Where Can You Buy Romano Cheese?

6. Who Invented Romano Cheese?

7. What Dishes Can Be Prepared Using Romano Cheese?

How We Reviewed

Cheese is a highly variable thing. Tiny differences in preparation can lead to major differences in cheese taste and quality further down the line. In part, this difficulty in consistency is reflected in the price of cheese. However, always keep in mind that price is much more a sign of a cheese’s rarity than it is its quality. We took these considerations in mind when reviewing this list of the 10 Best Romano Cheese options. As this is such a selective list, do not expect to find cheeses of substandard quality in this article. 

Overall Price Range of This Product (and Similar Products)

Most of the cheese on our list goes for around 20 euros.

What We Reviewed

  • Giesse84 - Agri In
  • Argiolas Formaggi
  • Brunelli
  • I Buonatavola Sini
  • CAO - Coop. Allevatori Ovini
  • Cen.tra.l.
  • Casearia Podda
  • F.lli Pinna
  • Latteria Sociale Sa Costera
  • Coop. Unione Pastori Nurri

Giesse84 - Agri In

Features

Made from a variety of sources and sheep’s milk, this is an award-winning slice of Romano cheese you will want a cut of. You will want to gobble this up when you find it because not every Romano cheese store will carry this delicious cut. The aftertaste on this cheese is something you will not forget easily.

Pros

  • Award-winning
  • Sheep’s milk 
  • Spicy and powerful 

Cons

  • Select stores carry it
  • Might be too expensive for some 

Argiolas Formaggi

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Features

An organic Pecorino Romano cheese, this cheese makes our list for its great flavor and overall mouthfeel. It’s made with clean scents and milk from healthy animals. The palate has a creamy and buttery element. You will want to try this one due to all its great elements and flavors.

Pros

  • Great mouthfeel 
  • Organic
  • Cheese comes from healthy animals 

Cons

  • Price point 
  • Availability 

Brunelli

Features

Salt rubs and a wide selling range, this could be the cheese for your next party. The flavor is out of this world and old as the 1930s. Just like we all were once, this cheese is a 13-month-old. However, this great cheese can thankfully take care of itself and smells delicious.

Pros

  • Aged 13 months 
  • Salt rubs
  • Long-running company 
  • Availability 

Cons

  • More crumbly than most
  • Sold in specialty shops 

I Buonatavola Sini

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Features

Forget about it! An aged Romano cheese, this classic teardrop is a real mouth surprise with all its flavor. It’s aged to perfection for a range of months. This cheese could be described as a salty explosion. The palate has a salty yet flavorful element.

Pros

  • Flavor, flavor, flavor
  • Teardrop 
  • Salty explosion

Cons

  • Price point could be high for some
  • Availability 

CAO - Coop. Allevatori Ovini

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Features

Simple,  quick, and sweet, this is the Romano cheese for beginners to the cheese world. No need to pair this one with anything; the taste is fine all by its lonesome. The aftertaste on this cheese is great and you will absolutely want to try it. SO head down to that local specialty cheese shop and grab a block.

Pros

  • Sweet and fresh
  • Aged 10 months
  • Multiple salt rubs 

Cons

  • Not the classic taste 
  • New company

Cen.tra.l.

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Features

This Romano cheese name stands for Centro Trasformazione Latte as you might expect from this award-winning small business. The tastes of their cheeses are not too miss on your next trip to Europe.

Pros

  • Award-winning
  • Great tastes
  • Cheese you know 

Cons

  • Regional availability 
  • Price could be high 

Casearia Podda

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Features

Butter and salt flavor this block of Romano cheese, making it a rather typical cheese for its type. If you love the classic smell, feel, and taste of your favorite cheese, then this is it. The palate has a savory yet sweet element that is absolutely wonderful element.

Pros

  • Buttery and salty 
  • Great classic taste 
  • Mouthfeel 

Cons

  • Not too adventurous
  • Less crumbly than some 

F.lli Pinna

Features

Fruits, nuts, and spices categorize this cheese into a great pick for an old hat to the Romano cheese game. You might need to think about how you will pair this new mouthfeel with old flavors to get the desired effect you want from your cheese.

Pros

  • New flavor 
  • Price point 
  • Great palate for an old hat 

Cons

  • Availability 
  • Not for everyone 

Latteria Sociale Sa Costera

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Features

Crumbles, tumbles, and salt rubs, OH MY! With a great crumble, this Romano cheese enters the market with the added pizazz of its hundreds of co-founders. A truly Communist cheese, this lovely crumble will make your belly grumble if you think about it too long before buying a slice... or two. Not to mention, the aftertaste of this cheese is to die for.

Pros

  • Many co-founders of the company
  • Great mouthfeel
  • Wonderful full flavor 

Cons

  • You will want more
  • Softer than some 
  • Crumbles at a rate some dislike 

Coop. Unione Pastori Nurri

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Features

This cheese has received three salt rubs to its name and a great texture to top it off. You will love it. The organic nature of this cheese will let you rest easy as you enjoy it with a glass of Italian wine. Who could blame you as you reach for another slice? Or maybe three or four, who’s counting?

Pros

  • Three salt rubs 
  • Time spent aging
  • Organic 

Cons

  • Price point 
  • Not award-winning 

The Verdict

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When deciding between cheese, you may be at a loss for words when your palate tastes these salty treats for the first time. If you have never tasted a Romano cheese, then you absolutely need to spread your wings toward a block or two very soon.

Romano cheese comes in a variety of forms and tastes, so there really is a favorite for the whole family. You might like your cheese sweet, salty, and savory. Romano cheese is made with all these flavors.
 
You really cannot go wrong with any cheese as a choice for dinner or to pair with a great bottle of wine. There are many reasons to reach for every cheese on our list.

However, if you’re like us and you need to pick one, then reach for the Giesse84 - Agri In, the first cheese on our list and in our hearts. This Romano cheese won the Gamber Rosso award for the best cheese on their list.

Nevertheless, we think that you can’t go wrong with any of these choices the next time you can see one at your local specialty cheese shop. So forget about it and grab the one that smells the best to you and your little family. Unless you’re not going to share!

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