Cheesecake with Pecorino Toscano PDO and wild berries


Ingredients for the shortcrust pastry

  • Flour g 500
  • Butter g 100
  • Sugar g 200
  • Eggs 3
  • Grated lemon peel 1
  • Vanilla bean ½
  • Salt to taste
  • Chemical-yeast g 10

The cream cheese

  • Fresh Pecorino Toscano PDO g 300
  • Milk ml 500
  • sheep’s milk ricotta from Tuscany g 400
  • Vanilla bean ½
  • Eggs 2
  • Grated lemon and juice 1
  • Starch g 40

The soft fruit sauce

  • Soft fruit g 200
  • Sugar g 50
  • Kirsch cherry liqueur ml 30
  • Isinglass g 5

Proceeding for the shortcrust pastry

Make a well in the center of the flour and add the remaining ingredients to the already softened butter. Work slowly the dough trying not to heat it with the hands (which could make it crumble). Therefore, fold it with a cling film and keep it cool for 2-3 hours before use.

The cream cheese

Soften in milk the dice cut Pecorino Toscano DOP. Melt it over a water bath, add sugar, the flavoring and bind it to the starch. Mix the eggs’ yolks, add the ricotta and blend until you get a smooth mix.

The soft fruit sauce

Cook the soft fruit at 70°C. Add sugar and the previously melt in the liqueur isinglass.


Cover the plastic molds with the shortcrust pastry. Riddle with holes and fill with the cream cheese. Bake at 175°C until it browns. Cool down and garnish with the soft fruits.

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