Price: $6.99 /8 oz
Unit Size: 8 oz
Cheese Type: Grating, Pecorino, Spiced & Herb
Cheese Texture: Hard
Cheese Milk: Sheep
Description: Pepato brings a dry peppery graininess to your pasta dishes when grated, but can also be enjoyed shaved or in chunks.
All of our cheeses are hand-cut, by humans. For this reason, our product weights may fluctuate between 7oz and 9 oz.
If you like Locatelli, give this a shot. It is similar in style, but with the added punch of peppercorns.Fike
Pepato has its main origin in Sicily where it is part of the regional cooking. Aged Pepato wheels are about 8 inches high and weigh about 30-50 pounds. It is best described as salty, spicy and granular. Pecorino Pepato is considered the grandfather of the Italian cheese industry. It was originally made by shepherds from their herds grazing in the arid lands where the olive trees grow. Pliney, the historian, mentioned this cheese in the first century and it is fabled to have been first produced by Romulus, brother of Remus and founder of Rome.
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