Pecorino cheese

Cooking Recipes Catalogue

Pecorino cheese, an Italian sheep's milk cheese, is sold fresh or aged. Two of the most popular aged forms are pecorino romano and pecorino sardo; the latter is tangier than the former.

To shave pecorino cheese:
Use a vegetable peeler to pare paper-thin sheets from a piece of pecorino.To grate pecorino cheese: Draw a piece of pecorino against the holes of a handheld grater. Or, use a rotary cheese grater.For other cheese varieties, see American, añejo, asadero, bel paese, blue, brousse de brebis, cabrales, caciotta, cheddar, colby, cotija, cream, Emmenthaler, farmer, feta, fontina, goat, Gorgonzola, Gorgonzola dolcelatte, gouda, gruyère, Jarlsberg, kasseri, Kefalotiri, manchego, mascarpone, Maytag, mizithra, Monterrey jack, mozzarella, panela, Parmesan, provolone, queso fresco, ricotta, romano, roquefort, Stilton, Swiss, and taleggio cheeses.