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Cacio e Pepe....Can Parmesan be substituted for Pecorino?

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Can I make the "sauce" the same way with Parmesan? It has always turned out perfectly on homemade pasta with Pecorino. Thank you! And if you are in the bath of Sandy, stay warm and safe.

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  1. Yes; but not just that bottled stuff the call "Parmesan", use Parmigiano Reggiano - or you could use Asiago

    1. Yes, definitely. It will have a different flavor, of course, but it will still be delicious!

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      1. I see no reason why not. I substitute Parmigiano Reggiano when I made a carbonara (basically the same as C&P, with the addition of guanciale) when I'm out of Pecorino. A true Roman might be offended, but it certainly works just fine.

        1. Of course.

          Parmigiano-Reggiano is my preferred P-R 100% of the time.

          1. Yes. Will work fine. Slightly different flavor. I prefer Pecorino. For either find the best price is at Trader Joe's.