Several studies on cheese are being done including Pecorino Crotonese used as carriers of probiotic cultures.
These studies are demonstrating that this cheese can offer advantages over other dairy foods. It’s higher pH may help sustain probiotic viability during refrigerated storage plus added protection to probiotic cells during passage from the stomach into the intestine.
In short this cheese is great for digestion!
Crotonese comes from Calabria in southern Italy. It is sweet, salty cheese with pecorino flavour made from pasteurized sheep’s milk in woven moulds. Find it available in our deli.
Learn more about this cheese in the Handbook of cheese in Health