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Italy: Pecorino Romano PDO Cheese Production

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This page contains data of Italian production of Pecorino Romano P.D.O. (Protected Designation of Origin) Cheese, both in terms of tons of cheese, and in terms of hectoliter s of milk used.

The data are presented in a diachronic table of the last 3 dairy seasons (October-July) and displayed with a graph that shows the seasonal evolution.
The following graphs show the evolution, monthly and yearly, of milk deliveries to dairies in relation to the volumes of milk destined for the production of Pecorino Romano.

Two tables below show the data on cheese production and milk used, organized by Region (Sardinia and Lazio), with the possibility of consulting them also by Province.

The graphs below compare:
  • the historical trend of Pecorino Romano PDO production with the average price of Pecorino Romano DOP aged for 5 months, listed on the Milan Chamber of Commerce
  • the historical monthly change of Pecorino Romano PDO production, over the same month of previous year, with the average price of Pecorino Romano DOP aged for 5 months, listed on the Milan Chamber of Commerce.
Pecorino Romano PDO Cheese Production (Cheese production season)
month2 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 ± % Tons of
product on
2022/23
± % Tons of
product on
2021/22
Pecorino Romano PDO (Ton) Pecorino Romano PDO (Ton) Milk Conferred* (hL) Total Milk** (hL) Pecorino Romano PDO (Ton) Milk Conferred* (hL) Total Milk** (hL) Pecorino Romano PDO (Ton) Milk Conferred* (hL) Total Milk** (hL) Pecorino Romano PDO (Ton)
October 9 12 1.913 (p) 1.159 (p) 22 (p) 5.651 (p) 2.497 (p) 47 (p) 8.129 1.676 31 -34,0% +41,4%
November 97 154 21.135 (p) 13.424 (p) 240 (p) 31.551 (p) 18.152 (p) 320 (p) 43.487 14.841 261 -18,4% +8,5%
December 1.200 2.218 148.926 (p) 100.448 (p) 1.709 (p) 165.602 (p) 127.904 (p) 2.155 (p) 199.868 142.218 2.400 +11,4% +40,5%
January 3.239 3.993 285.543 (p) 192.478 (p) 3.282 (p) 299.225 225.228 3.897 348.863 262.858 4.472 +14,8% +36,3%
February 4.365 4.297 323.675 (p) 239.933 (p) 4.055 (p) 335.911 264.519 4.510 399.220 312.681 5.299 +17,5% +30,7%
March 5.673 5.902 417.463 (p) 327.785 (p) 5.512 (p) 439.041 371.137 6.259 484.749 391.396 6.634 +6,0% +20,3%
April 6.274 6.633 469.115 (p) 383.260 (p) 6.453 (p) 494.985 405.318 6.750 520.664 423.641 7.126 +5,6% +10,4%
May 5.510 5.731 425.130 (p) 354.104 (p) 6.035 (p) 433.332 363.311 6.266 - - 6.389 +2,0% +5,9%
June 3.288 3.537 256.549 (p) 195.204 (p) 3.459 (p) 285.228 232.596 4.141 - - -
July 1.254 1.806 139.539 (p) 100.465 (p) 1.836 (p) 169.397 127.863 2.310 - - -
Oct-May 26.367 28.939 2.092.899 1.612.590 27.307 2.205.298 1.778.066 30.204 2.004.981 1.549.310 32.613
% y-o-y¹ +19,3% +9,8% -5,6% -5,0% -5,6% +5,4% +10,3% +10,6% -9,1% -12,9% +8,0%
Dairy Season 30.909 34.282 2.488.987 1.908.260 32.602 2.659.923 2.138.524 36.655
% y-o-y +14,7% +10,9% -5,1% -4,3% -4,9% +6,9% +12,1% +12,4%
Last update: 14-06-2024
* Milk deliveries to dairies producing Pecorino Romano PDO Cheese
** Milk used for Pecorino Romano PDO Cheese production
(p) provisional
1) change from the same period of previous year
2) Cheese production season (from October to July)
Cheese paste at 24 hours from the production.
Data may undergo non-significant changes.
Source: Consorzio di Tutela del Formaggio Pecorino Romano - dati certificati Organismo di Controllo IFCQ
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Dairy Season October 2019 - July 2020 Dairy Season October 2021 - July 2022
Pecorino Romano PDO Cheese Production 2020 - 2021 (Tons)
Region Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Tot d.s.
2020/2021
± on d.s.
2019/2020*
Sardegna 0 110 2.095 3.818 4.111 5.648 6.307 5.423 3.339 1.694 32.545 +10,9%
Cagliari - - 126 383 371 487 551 505 296 118 2.838 -2,3%
Nuoro - 19 443 924 993 1.334 1.497 1.310 802 313 7.635 +8,1%
Oristano - 10 290 499 522 719 776 623 439 323 4.200 +18,6%
Sassari 0 80 1.236 2.013 2.225 3.108 3.483 2.985 1.802 939 17.872 +12,8%
Lazio 12 43 123 175 190 269 326 308 198 109 1.753 +12,4%
Roma - - 27 61 70 101 124 114 78 46 620 +13,9%
Viterbo 12 43 96 114 120 168 200 193 118 62 1.127 +13,0%
Rieti - - - - - - 2 2 2 1 6 +inf%
Toscana - - - - - - - 2 4 2 9 -
Grosseto - - - - - - - 2 4 2 9 +inf%
Italy 12 154 2.218 3.993 4.301 5.917 6.633 5.733 3.542 1.805 34.306
% change y-o-y +33,0% +58,9% +84,7% +23,1% -1,5% +4,3% +5,7% +4,0% +7,7% +43,9% +11,0%
2019 / 2020 9 97 1.201 3.243 4.365 5.673 6.274 5.514 3.288 1.254 30.917
Source: Consorzio di Tutela del Formaggio Pecorino Romano - dati certificati Organismo di Controllo IFCQ
* change from same period of previous year.
d.s.: Dairy Season
Milk used for the production of Pecorino Romano PDO 2020 - 2021 (hL)
Region Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Tot d.s.
2020/2021
± on d.s.
2019/2020*
Sardegna 20 6.563 123.512 217.268 238.803 335.618 387.599 311.180 187.880 92.355 1.900.797 +10,9%
Cagliari - - 7.551 22.345 21.851 29.157 32.407 29.063 16.583 6.450 165.409 -2,5%
Nuoro - 1.168 26.755 53.402 57.318 80.833 88.397 75.098 44.613 17.289 444.872 +7,4%
Oristano - 654 17.507 29.241 31.193 43.852 60.082 36.136 24.992 17.967 261.624 +25,1%
Sassari 20 4.741 71.699 112.280 128.441 181.775 206.713 170.882 101.693 50.649 1.028.892 +11,7%
Lazio 625 2.363 6.480 8.888 9.944 14.222 19.494 16.481 10.583 5.629 94.708 +11,4%
Roma - - 1.298 2.942 3.498 5.039 8.150 5.736 3.954 2.227 32.844 +10,8%
Viterbo 625 2.363 5.182 5.946 6.446 9.183 11.244 10.644 6.528 3.355 61.515 +13,0%
Rieti - - - - - - 100 101 101 48 350 +inf%
Toscana - - - - - - - 113 253 113 479 -
Grosseto - - - - - - - 113 253 113 479 +inf%
Italy 644 8.926 129.992 226.156 248.747 349.840 407.093 327.773 198.716 98.098 1.995.984
% change y-o-y +31,7% +57,5% +82,3% +18,5% -2,9% +4,5% +8,8% +2,9% +10,1% +45,8% +10,9%
2019 / 2020 489 5.668 71.293 190.868 256.254 334.801 374.055 318.490 180.442 67.272 1.799.633
Source: Consorzio di Tutela del Formaggio Pecorino Romano - dati certificati Organismo di Controllo IFCQ
* change from same period of previous year.