Pepato cheese originated in Sicily. The word means pepper and Sicilians began adding black pepper corns to Romano cheese and pepato cheese was born.
Use this cheese for in any recipe that calls for Romano cheese including grating over hot pasta, steamed vegetables or as part of your cheese board.
Serve Pepato with crusty Italian bread, thinly sliced meats like salami or Prosciutto and a simple Chianti.
This cheese is widely distributed. You can typically find in your local cheese shop if you have one. Whole Foods Market carries it. You can purchase it online at several cheese shops including iGourmet and other sellers at Amazon.com: Pepato Romano Cheese
This is another variation of pepato from the importers at Forevercheese.com. This cheese is from Lazio, Italy. The cheese is also referred to as "young pepato". Suggested uses include melting on pizza, shaved over vegetables or in a salad.