Pecorino romano cheese on a wooden chopping board.
The Best Accompaniments To Pair With Pecorino Cheese
By Haldan Kirsch
Pecorino Romano is an aged, washed rind cheese from the Lazio region around Rome that makes an excellent accompaniment to a charcuterie board. However, if you're going to try and present this strongly flavored cheese on its own you're going to need strong foods and wines to pair it with.
Green olives and pickled giardiniera, which are Italian pickled vegetables, are two foods that go well with Pecorino Romano cheese because they can handle and complement its strong flavors. Pecorino Romano cheese can also be complemented by adding something sweet to balance off its saltiness, such as jams, honey, or balsamic vinegar.
Whether it's dry, metallic, or sweet, make sure that your wine choice is robust enough to stand up against this complex cheese. It’s best to stick to red wines like a fruity cabernet sauvignon, a potent Chianti, or a Barolo, but full-bodied white wines like sauvignon blanc, Gewurztraminer, and rieslings work also exceptionally well.