Pecorino Pepato Polenta

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Floridia Pecorino Pepato is a natural cheese manufactured from fresh pasteurized cow’s milk. This cheese is a drum-shaped wheel and distributed throughout are whole black peppercorns, firm in texture with a hard body. Pepato is matured for a minimum of 4 months, where it develops its characteristic spicy taste. It is an exciting alternative to the more common Pecorino. The salty, tangy citrusy flavours complemented by the spiciness of the peppercorns make this cheese a great table cheese. Shave it on salads or fresh beans or pastas or grate into polenta or to top risotto.

Spicy taste
Off white to straw yellow
Semi-firm to firm
Shop product
  • 1 litre water
  • Salt, to taste
  • ¾ cup polenta
  • ¼ cup (30g) finely grated FLORIDIA CHEESE Pecorino Pepato
  • 20g butter
  • Red Wine Braised Beef, for serving, optional
  • 50g shaved FLORIDIA CHEESE Pecorino Pepato
  1. Bring the water, with some salt, to the boil in a high-sided saucepan. Pour in the polenta, stirring all the while. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring often, for 20-25 minutes until the polenta is thick and smooth. Remove from the heat and stir in Pecorino Pepato and butter
  2. Spoon polenta into serving bowls, top with Red Wine Braised Beef and Pecorino Pepato shavings.

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