What to do with leftover pecorino

Pecorino is a hard Italian cheese made from sheep’s milk.  Find out how to use up the mild and creamy cheese in one of these recipes.

What to do with leftover pecorino

Recipes using pecorino

How to use up leftover pecorino

  • Individual frittatas
    Beat 2 eggs with a splash of milk, then add a small handful of wilted spinach (excess moisture squeezed out), half-a-teaspoon smoked paprika and a pinch of cayenne pepper, then season. Spoon into 2 ramekins, top with pecorino shavings and bake at 180˚C/160˚C fan/ gas 4 for 15 minutes.
  • Speedy pizza
    Spread a layer of pasta on a pizza base or flatbread and top with parma ham, fresh basil leaves, olives, cooking mozzarella and a good grating of pecorino. Bake in a very hot oven until the base is crisp and the pecorino is golden.
  • For afters
    Serve pecorino at room temperature with membrillo (quince pasta) or chutney. Eat with crispbreads.
  • Nibble with drinks
    Top thin slices of sourdough toast with a generous shaving of pecorino, scatter with fresh thyme leaves and chopped hazelnuts, drizzle with honey, then grill until golden and bubbling. Serve in bite-size pieces.

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