As the name suggests, the history of Pecorino Romano dates back to Roman times when it was a part of the staple diet of soldiers at war. Even today, the cheese is made using only traditional methods in the unique areas of origin. Dry-salted by hand, the wheels get salted numerous times, to deliver a fabulous taste. Its lengthy aging time from eight to 12 months results in a dry and granular texture and a strong taste.
Pecorino Romano is one of the most widely used, sharper alternatives to Parmesan cheeses. Because of the hard texture and sharp & salty flavor, Pecorino Romano is an excellent grating cheese over pasta dishes, bread, and baking casseroles. Pair it with a glass of big, bold Italian red wine or a light beer!