Pecorino Pepato
Country/Region:
Italy-Sicily
Source of Milk:
Sheep
Texture:
Hard
Culinary Uses:
Table cheese, pasta,
Description:
Pecorino Pepato is a gourmet Italian sheep's milk cheese studded with peppercorns. It's an intense, salty cheese that would be hard to appreciate on its own, but as a seasoning for pasta, especially with fava beans or tomato sauce, it is hard to match. Traditional pecorino pepato comes from Sicily, where it is part of the regional cooking. This gourmet cheese has a pronounced farmers aroma and piquant, intense flavour.