A Taste of Success: How Floridia Cheese's Pecorino Stole the Show and the Awards

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Indulge in the luscious simplicity of Floridia Cheese's Hard Pecorino, a testament to the artistry of cheese craftsmanship. Made from the highest quality cow's milk and honed over generations, this cheese stands as a paragon of excellence in the world of hard cheeses. With its distinctive character and rich heritage, Floridia Cheese's Hard Pecorino has claimed its place among the finest culinary delights.

The Art of Craftsmanship

Crafting Hard Pecorino cheese is a time-honoured tradition at Floridia Cheese, passed down through generations of the Montalto family. With over 150 years of combined experience, this lineage of cheese artisans ensures that each wheel of Hard Pecorino carries forward the same passion, tradition, and quality that Mauro Floridia instilled.

What sets Floridia Cheese's Hard Pecorino apart is its unique foundation: cow's milk sourced from the lush Australian pastures. Unlike other cheeses that use various milk sources, Pecorino exclusively utilises cow's milk. This distinct base lends our Hard Pecorino a character that stands out in its class, making it a truly exceptional cheese.

The Road to Recognition

In the world of cheese, awards are more than just accolades; they are a testament to unwavering dedication and uncompromising commitment to quality. These honours, such as the ones Floridia Cheese's Hard Pecorino has earned, serve as benchmarks in the industry, validating the exceptional quality of this product.

Awards and Accolades

Sopura Awards 2023: DIAA NATIONAL AWARD

The Sopura Awards recognised Floridia Cheese's Hard Pecorino as the "Highest scoring very hard Pecorino" in 2023. This award underscores that our cheese not only meets but exceeds the stringent criteria set for very hard cheeses, making it a standout in its category.

Babbage Consultants Awards 2023:

Winning the "Highest scoring very hard cheese" award from a respected organisation like Babbage Consultants is a testament to the dedication of our team. This recognition reaffirms our commitment to producing top-quality, hard cheeses that delight palates around the world.

Cheeselinks Award 2023:

In the Victorian Dairy Product Competition, Floridia Cheese's Hard Pecorino was crowned as the "Highest scoring very hard cheese." This regional competition award further reinforces the exceptional quality of our Hard Pecorino.

Behind the Scenes

Behind these prestigious awards is a dedicated team that upholds the traditions and values instilled by Mauro Floridia. From the meticulous selection of cow's milk to the intricate cheese-making process, every step is infused with a passion for excellence. This unwavering dedication ensures that Floridia Cheese's Hard Pecorino continues to earn accolades and recognition.

The Flavour Experience

The exquisite taste and texture of Floridia Cheese's Hard Pecorino truly set it apart. Each bite is a journey through a landscape of flavors – a perfect balance of saltiness and creaminess that lingers on the palate. It's worth noting that the flavor can range from smooth to sharp and tangy depending on the age. We invite you to savor the experience and discover why our Hard Pecorino is celebrated worldwide.


The journey of Floridia Cheese's Hard Pecorino is one of tradition, craftsmanship, and excellence. From the hands of Mauro Floridia to the third generation of Montaltos in Australia, this cheese has continued to shine as a symbol of quality. As we reflect on the awards and recognition it has garnered, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to our customers and cheese enthusiasts. We invite you to taste the legacy, savour the tradition, and experience the award-winning excellence of Floridia Cheese's Hard Pecorino.

Head office & Factory outlet:

Floridia Cheese Pty Ltd
327 Settlement Road 
Thomastown 3074 
Victoria, Australia

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