The Canestrato has a brown and striped; rind the color of the internal paste is straw yellow. The structure is compact and homogeneous. The smell is very intense, typical of pecorino cheeses: milk and herbaceous in medium-aged cheeses, dry straw and toasted hazelnuts in the more seasoned ones.
The taste is intense. The milk used comes from small grazing farms. The shape of the pecorino depends on the sieve used for create the cheese. In fact the craftsmanship technique allows the cheesemakers to express their creativity to the fullest. The cheese is aged for 6 to 12 months.