Pepato is a Pecorino (Italian sheep's milk) cheese studded with whole black peppercorns. A Sicilian specialty, the official name of this cheese is actually Pecorino Siciliana DOP.
An aged, hard pecorino combined with whole black peppercorns, Pepato is matured for a minimum of 4 months to perfection. With its characteristic spicy taste, Pepato is a tasty table cheese that is also perfect for grating. Grate it over soups, salads, and pastas.