Based on the island of Sardinia, the Locatelli family began making sheep’s milk cheeses over 200 years ago. Located west of the Italian mainland and north of Sicily, Sardinia is the 2nd largest island in Italy and a uniquely special place.
Its range of untouched land, mountains, plains, and rocky shores make it a rave worthy spot for travelers and outdoor enthusiasts. But it’s the pristine grassy fields and clear pure waters that make Sardinia ideal for raising sheep and cheesemaking!
With a history that dates back to Roman times, the EU has even recognized “Pecorino Romano” or Pecorinos from Sardinia with a prestigious PDO (Protected Denomination of Origin) based on it’s rootedness in tradition. In Italy, a PDO is only awarded to agricultural products and foods that are produced and made in an authentic, time-honored way like Locatelli cheeses.