Italy, a culinary haven known for its rich gastronomic heritage, has gifted the world with timeless classics that are celebrated for their simplicity and robust flavors. In recent years, chefs and home cooks alike have created modern twists on traditional Italian dishes. 

Here are just a few ways you can enjoy your favorite Locatelli Pecorino Romano Cheese as a versatile and distinctive ingredient that elevates all your cooking.

New takes on pasta classics.

Let’s start with the iconic Spaghetti Carbonara, a dish that needs no introduction. The traditional combination of pasta, guanciale, eggs, and often a mix of cheeses gets a contemporary makeover with the addition of Locatelli Pecorino Romano and pancetta. The sharp and salty notes of our cheese give a modern edge to the creamy sauce. Try our version of Carbonara here!

Locatelli Cheese Recipes


Another classic Roman pasta dish that’s recently reached cult status is Cacio e Pepe. Featuring just three ingredients, pasta, pepper, and of course Locatelli Pecorino Romano cheese.  But why stop there? If you can’t get enough of that nutty, tart, peppery, creamy combination you can enjoy it in other ways too!  For example, you’ll love our innovative Cacio e Pepe Pizza.  All the flavor you know and love in Cacio e Pepe is featured as a white sauce for your favorite pizza pie.  Or how about taking that flavor combo into your baking? Our Cacio e Pepe Biscuits pair perfectly with soups, stews, or as a savory addition to brunch.  You can even enjoy these same flavors in your desserts with our incredible Cacio e Pepe Shortbread Cookies.

Cacio e Pepe Shortbreads

Hosting a party and need unique dishes to wow your friends and family? 

Skip the tired old appetizers and try our Whipped Pecorino Dip with Vegetables and Charred Bread for a fun shareable app everyone will love. Or to really impress you can easily transform your favorite Locatelli Pecorino Romano into beautiful crisps topped with Artichoke Dip. Try it here!

Whipped Pecorino Dip

Give your salads a modern twist with Locatelli

Caesar salads are typically made with Parmesan cheese but get ready for a treat when you swap in Locatelli Pecorino Romano Cheese. It adds an incredible sharp tart flavor to the dressing that perfectly complements the hearty flavors.  Try it here. Or take your salad game to another level entirely with our Charred Romaine and Tomato Salad with Lemon Pecorino Dressing.  For another modern salad that’s perfect for entertaining; try our Pear, Walnut, and Pecorino salad. The combination of crunchy, sweet, juicy, and tangy flavors is easy to make but sure to get raves.

Charred Romaine Lettuce

Charred Romaine with Pecorino

Go meatless.

With more and more people adopting vegetarian lifestyles Locatelli is the perfect way to infuse your veggie dishes with incredible depth of flavor.  Try our Falafel Cakes for a Mediterranean inspired appetizer everyone will love.  Or get your meatball fix in a meatless way with these innovative Eggplant Meatballs with Pecorino.   Cauliflower in all forms from steaks to rice has been the darling of the vegetarian world for some time now.  Want to know how to make it taste even better? With a topping of Locatelli of course like in our hearty Roasted Cauliflower with Pecorino, Parsley, and Pine Nuts.

Falafel with Locatelli

As you can see; whether you enjoy new takes on pasta classics, modern and impressive party apps, updates on your salad favorites, or adopting a more vegetarian lifestyle – Locatelli Pecorino Romano is the perfect modern addition to take all your cooking to new levels!