Pecorino aged in ashes….
After a truffle pasta lunch, the sun came out and it wad time for a passegiata to enjoy the view. Spring in Tuscany.
More fridge magnets.
So many pecorino types, so little time…. Fortunately they will vacuum pack it for you, so we now are rather broke but have a considerable amount of Pienza pecorino in our fridge and wine from Montepulciano. Perfect for apertivo season. Interestingly, we asked a sommelier and learned that with truffle pecorino, it is better to drink white wine, as the truffles have tannins and that with tannins fom red wine is too much. My palate has a lot to learn, clearly.
We finished with a picnic here, near Acquaviva, and enjoyed more pecorino among the buttercups before heading back to Rome. Just perfect. The house up the hill looked empty, I think it would be a perfect country retreat (for someone with enough money…). No Tuscan villas are likely in our future, but we are very fortunate that this is just two hours from Rome. Perhaps another Tuscan weekend is needed in the fall, once we are in need of more Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and pecorino?