pecorino

noun, often capitalized
pec·o·ri·no | \ˌpe-kə-ˈrē-(ˌ)nō \

Definition of pecorino 

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

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Along with the broccoli rabe mixture, mix ¾ cup finely grated pecorino Romano into the ground lamb. Adam Ried, BostonGlobe.com, "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, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: Instead of adding breadcrumbs to beef meatballs, stir in ricotta and simmer in sauce," 14 May 2018 In large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, pecorino, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Tuscan Sausage and Kale Frittata," 20 Nov. 2017 Grating Parmesan—and other aged cheeses like pecorino or Grana Padano—on a Microplane grater isn’t always your best move. Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "To Microplane Your Parm, or Not to Microplane Your Parm?," 14 May 2018 Patti Jackson, chef at I Trulli in New York City adds pancetta, pine nuts, and pecorino to these little cabbages. Country Living, "Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta," 1 Sep. 2010 Toss with 4 tablespoons melted unsalted butter, 1/2 cup finely grated pecorino Romano, 2 teaspoons Tajín Clásico seasoning and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Martha Stewart, star-telegram, "DIY projects: elegant table linens, instant art, winning storage solutions and more | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 27 Apr. 2018 Pecorino Primo Sale is a young, semi-firm pecorino (sheep cheese) that’s floral, earthy, and just a smidge salty. Tia Keenan, Bon Appetit, "These 5 Cheese Plates Are Perfect, So Copy Them Exactly," 24 Apr. 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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