A favorite for centuries, the sharp taste of Pecorino Romano cheese is just as popular as it was in ancient Roman times. Thanks to an entire year of aging, this delightful cheese adds deep complexity and salty-savory notes to your dishes. As versatile as it is delicious, grate your Pecorino Romano over flavorful chicory salads, polenta, pasta, and casseroles of all kinds. The culinary skies the limit when it comes to this sensational Italian cheese!
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Pecorino Romano vs Parmesan
Firm, salty, and bursting with umami flavor, on first observation Pecorino Romano and Parmesan cheese look very similar and are often used interchangeably by the uninitiated. But appearances can be deceptive. The foremost difference between these two cheeses is that Parmesan is made from unpasteurized cow’s milk while Pecorino Romano is produced from sheep’s milk. An easy way to remember this fundamental difference is in the name. Pecorino comes from the word Pecora which is Italian for sheep. If linguistics isn’t your thing, simply cut a slice and taste the difference. Parmesan has fruity, nutty notes, while Pecorino is characterized by a spicier, more assertive flavor profile.
Because of their singularly diverging flavors, these cheeses should not be used interchangeably. Pecorino with its aggressive taste is best shaved over hearty pastas like all’amatriciana, carbonara, and spaghetti cacio e pepe, while the sweeter milder Parmesan shines in creamy Fettuccine Alfredo or risotto. A versatile addition to a wide range of dishes, both cheeses can also be enjoyed as a stand-alone or a savory addition to your next cheese tray or charcuterie board. Thanks to their distinct yet incredible taste, a bit of honey or a slice of cured meat alongside never did any harm. Enjoy this delightful Italian cheese at its finest by ordering a wedge online, right here, at Gourmet Food Store!