The Tuscan DOP cheese called “Pecorino Toscano” (DOP is an EU label that indicates the importance of the location in manufacture of a food product) made with local milk and worked in Manciano is known certified halal. The certification was authorized by the Islamic Zayd Ibn Thabit.
The changes in the production of Pecorino Toscano DOP Halal do not affect the product but rather are changes in the work process, approach and knowledge of the procedures to align with Islam. These aspects include the use of non-alcoholic products for the equipment cleaning as well as making clear the ingredients on the product label. This certification illustrates a major change in the domestic market, in which there are more and more Muslims; and many Muslims are looking for products that keep with their religion.