Pecorino means three things: 1)Italian 2)firm cheese 3)made from ewes milk.
This particular one is from Tuscany and has matured for 2-3 months, resulting in a yellowy-white cheese with a firm and smooth texture. 'Rosso' refers to its red rind, which is naturally coloured with tomato pulp.
What with? Sorry to say it once again, butthe Baked Fig Ball is just perfect for Pecorino. Figs from Calabria are being dried and slowly cooked in their own juices and such a delight to serve and eat. And a real eyecatcher on the cheeseboard.