Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis.
Giada De Laurentiis' All Time Favorite Cheese For Pasta Is Easy To Come By
By Kelly Douglas
Giada De Laurentiis is arguably the queen of pasta, and she knows her way around the perfect cheeses to pair with pasta dishes. Thankfully for home cooks everywhere, Giada De Laurentiis' favorite cheese to incorporate into pasta dishes isn't something you can only buy in specialty stores, as it's readily available in supermarkets everywhere.
This tasty cheese is Pecorino Romano, a hard cheese that can easily hold up to being grated or shaven. It also has a sharp, salty flavor that can add depth and richness to a meal, but the extent of the sharpness depends on its aging process (Pecorino Romano that has aged longer tends to be sharper in flavor).
The cheese is also 50 percent fat, making it creamier than its lower-fat alternatives, so it pairs exceptionally well with pasta since it can easily bolster sauces and lend itself to richer flavors. Take it from De Laurentiis: Pecorino Romano will add a new balance of flavors to your pasta, and is worth buying on your next grocery store trip.