noun, often capitalized
pec·​o·​ri·​no | \ ˌpe-kə-ˈrē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce pecorino (audio) \

Definition of pecorino

: any of various cheeses of Italian origin made from sheep's milk

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Here, the plump puffs of ravioli are filled with a delectable mélange of beef, ricotta and pecorino Romano, then are coated in bread crumbs, fried and served steaming hot with a tangy marinara. Kate Silver,, "You're going where? St. Louis," 19 June 2018 Drain onion and sprinkle over salad along with hazelnuts and additional pecorino if desired. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Romaine Salad with Lemon-Pecorino Vinaigrette," 27 Nov. 2018 Scatter vegetables over pizza dough and top with mozzarella and pecorino. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Broccoli Rabe and Potato Pizza with Caesar Salad," 17 Aug. 2018 The filled shells are drizzled lightly with olive oil, dusted with grated pecorino and bread crumbs, baked briefly in a hot oven until nicely browned, then napped with a bright green, garlicky pesto sauce. David Tanis, New York Times, "A Crowd-Pleaser With the Right Stuff," 22 June 2018 Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with pecorino if desired. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Broccoli Rabe and Potato Pizza with Caesar Salad," 17 Aug. 2018 Along with the broccoli rabe mixture, mix ¾ cup finely grated pecorino Romano into the ground lamb. Adam Ried,, "Recipes: Switch it up with lamb burgers instead of beef," 13 July 2018 This Roman classic is traditionally made with just three ingredients: spaghetti, pecorino Romano and black pepper – lots of it. Domenica Marchetti, charlotteobserver, "These are 4 of the easiest weeknight pastas you’ll ever find | Charlotte Observer," 22 May 2018 In a bowl, combine the parsley, egg, salt, pepper, pecorino, and ricotta. Claudia Catalano,, "Recipe: Instead of adding breadcrumbs to beef meatballs, stir in ricotta and simmer in sauce," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of pecorino

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pecorino

Italian, from pecorino of sheep, from pecora sheep, ewe, from Latin, domestic animals, from plural of pecus cattle — more at fee

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