Cacio e Pepe

Cacio e Pepe

Directly translated, Cacio e Pepe means “cheese and pepper” in Italian; the two hero ingredients of the dish. This luxurious pasta has actually been a staple in Roman cuisine for centuries - and we can understand why!

Instead of using heavy cream to make the sauce, this recipe incorporates the starchy water used to cook the pasta. It really is a healthier and more elegant version of mac and cheese.

Although the ingredients are simple, some technique is required to achieve the sauce’s creamy consistency. To ensure you are left with a flavorsome and perfectly emulsified sauce, we have created a few easy steps for you to follow.

One of our main tips is to transfer the cooked pasta into the evoo and pepper skillet, to bring the dish together. Keeping the Pecorino seperate, and adding it into the final step will ensure that the sauce does not clump up.

We also believe the secret to achieving the deepest flavor and smoothest texture is in the ingredients. You simply can’t compromise on the quality of any of them. If you use freshly cracked black paper, a good cheese and the highest quality extra-virgin olive oil you can get your hands on (we suggest The Governor), you'll achieve the best results.


Why we recommend "kyoord High-Phenolic Olive Oil"

With a robust flavor, herbaceous notes and signature peppery aftertaste, our kyoord high-phenolic olive oil is a great choice for everyday cooking, baking, drizzling, dipping, and savoring.