Pecorino Chilli Cheese Straws

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Floridia Pecorino Red Chilli is a natural cheese manufactured from fresh pasteurized cow’s milk. This cheese is a drum-shaped wheel, firm in texture with a hard body and distributed through the cheese are red pepperoncino flakes. Pecorino Red Chilli Cheese is matured for a minimum of 4 months, where it develops a moderate spiciness that tickles the back of your throat without setting your mouth on fire. The pepperoncino is an Italian red chilli pepper about as hot as a jalapeno. Floridia Pecorino Red Chilli Cheese is yellow in appearance and is ideal for slicing, grating and on cheese boards.

Spiciness that tickles the back of your throat
Off white to straw yellow and red chilli flakes studded throughout
Semi-firm to firm
Shop product
  • 3½ cups flour
  • 300g butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1½ cups (150g) finely grated FLORIDIA CHEESE Pecorino Red Chilli
  • 2 tablespoons chopped rosemary
  • 1½ teaspoons salt flakes
  • 2-3 tablespoons cold water
  • Paprika, for sprinkling
  1. Place the flour and butter in a food processor and pulse until mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Add most of the Pecorino, reserve 2 tablespoons for sprinkling, the rosemary and ½ teaspoon salt and briefly process to combine. Add 2 tablespoons of the water and process just until mixture begins to come together (gradually add remaining water if required). Turn out onto a lightly floured board and gently knead together.
  2. Roll out dough to 1cm thickness. Sprinkle with remaining Pecorino, salt and a little paprika. Cut into 1cm wide strips, place on baking paper-lined baking trays and then sprinkle with reserved Pecorino and paprika.
  3. Bake in a hot oven 200oC for 15-20 minutes or until cooked and golden. Cool on trays for 10 minutes before lifting onto wire racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container until required.

Note: These biscuits are a delicious nibble to have as a snack, to serve with drinks, or to give as a gift. They are even better 1-2 days after baking, and will keep well in an airtight container. Makes 30.

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