Pecorino romano

03 Nov 2009

Pecorino romano is an ewe's milk cheese aged to a hard cheese for grating, and a perfect substitute for parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan), which is made from semi-skimmed paseurised cow's milk.

A year old, it is served on a cheese board with with fruit, nuts or a dressing of olive oil. Four years old, it is grated or shaved and used for pasta, risottos and pesto sauce. It's best bought in a piece and grated as required.


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