When you enjoy Sunday dinner with your mom or grandma, you can’t forget about cheese. Forged Cigar Co. certainly didn’t with their second installment of Diesel Sunday Gravy they call Pecorino, which started shipping to retailers this week.
Pecorino is an Italian cheese made from sheep’s milk and, while tasty, is a more affordable alternative to Parmigiano-Reggiano, which fits the Sunday Gravy maxim of releasing cigars that sell for under $ 5.
The cigar blend is the result of a collaboration between brand manager Justin Andrews and AJ Fernandez, whose factory in Estelí produces the Sunday sauce. Pecorino comes in a single heavy size that the company calls robusto gordo (5 x 56 inch ring gauge) and has a different blend than the previous version of Sunday Gravy. The new cigar consists of a Mexican San Andrés cover sheet, a Cameroonian binder and Nicaraguan Habano fillers grown in the Estelí region.
According to the company, Pecorino is medium to full bodied. (We hope the cigar doesn’t taste like its namesake.)
Diesel Sunday Gravy Pecorino is available in packs of 10 and has a suggested retail price of $ 4.99 per cigar. The cigars are distributed by Forged Cigar Co., a distribution arm of Diesel’s parent company, Scandinavian Tobacco Group.
Pecorino will be available from October to December 2021 or while supplies last. The next episode of Sunday Gravy is slated for release in January 2022.