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

DaisyM Oct 29, 2012 01:15 PM

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.

  1. smaki Oct 29, 2012 05:49 PM

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

    1. Jay F Oct 29, 2012 05:30 PM

      Of course.

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

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        Jack Flash Oct 29, 2012 04:06 PM

        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. biondanonima Oct 29, 2012 01:34 PM

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

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          1. re: biondanonima
            DaisyM Oct 29, 2012 03:54 PM

            Thank you!

          2. todao Oct 29, 2012 01:22 PM

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

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