How to serve it
Pecorino can be eaten alone, or can be paired with: :
- mustard and figs
- Chianti wine jelly
- dried fruit
- full bodied red wine
How to store it
Pecorino cheese should be wrapped well in waxed paper, plastic wrap or tinfoil and stored in the coldest part of the refrigerator. (It is best stored around 32°F in order to maintain the cheese’s aroma and flavor.)
Ideally, harder cheeses, should be wrapped in a hemp or cotton cloth, fresh out of the laundry and without any soapy odors. The cheese should wrapped well in a perfectly dry towel and then be placed in a moderately ventilated pantry.
If the cheese is fairly dry, after wrapping it in a towel, it is suggested that you cover it with plastic wrap and place it in a cool, dark place.
Check the cheese regularly for bluish mold on the rind. Remember that seasonal changes in temperature affect the storage of cheese: in the summer, when the temperature and humidity reach the highest levels, it is necessary to store pecorino in the refrigerator.
The cheese should be removed from the refrigerator and unwrapped an hour before serving.