The game dates back to ancient times, as paintings in the tomb of the Olimpiade in Tarquinia attest; in the game, a ruzzola, a very hard and durable round of stagionato (aged) pecorino cheese in the shape of a discus, was launched down a track.
It is often a team effort: the players, divided into teams, alternate while trying to run the cheese as far as possible along the track.
Back on the track, the next throw starts from the point at which the wheel landed by the previous companion team member. Precedence of the shot remains with the player at a disadvantage and it is mandatory to follow the set path.
The team that ends the course with the fewest strokes wins the prize, consisting of a round of… (what else?) Pecorino cheese!