I bought this cheese thinking I'd be able to eat it straight, and I like the smell, but I can't stand the taste.

So I'm thinking I should use combine it with something else.

One combo that I thought of is swiss-chard and the cheese. And now that I know about this combo, I can try them in meatballs, or maybe make a pesto to eat with a steak.

Do you know any other swiss-chard combination? The only other ones I can think of involve pasta or other things I can't eat:

  • Grains (pasta, bread, rice, etc...)
  • Legumes (beans, chickpeas, soy, etc...)
  • Nightshades (tomato, peppers, and eggplant)

Sorry about all the details, but that's why I'm stumped, given that most uses for this cheese seem to involve the things I can't eat.

Thanks for your help.

closed as not constructive by Cascabel, Aaronut Jan 9 '12 at 15:45

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  • Recipe requests are not generally accepted on this site. Rephrase your question. Something like "Does xyz work wih Pecorino?" would be better – NBenatar Jan 9 '12 at 9:46
  • The problem is that besides swiss chard, I can't think of anything else that would work with this cheese. All I can think of are things I'm intolerant to: bread, pasta, etc. If people give me a suggestion, then I can come up with a recipe on my own. – Joshua Jan 9 '12 at 10:43
  • For example, I think swiss chard would go well with it, so a recipe I thought of is swiss-chard pecorino romano meatballs. I'm sure if someone suggests other pairings, I can come up with recipes totally on my own :-D – Joshua Jan 9 '12 at 10:45
  • Your question was probably downvoted because there are so many things that will go well with pecorino romano. Its flavor is reasonably similar to that of parmesan - and you know how widely that's used. Use that to look for ideas, and lean toward things that have stronger flavors already; they'll go better with the sharper flavor of the pecorino romano. – Cascabel Jan 9 '12 at 15:42
  • Please see our guidelines for culinary uses questions as well as our resources for ingredient-based recipe search. Pecorino is far too common an ingredient for this to be constructive, especially considering its use as a general parmesan cheese. If you look at some recipes and those inspire further questions, then those would most likely be the questions to ask here. – Aaronut Jan 9 '12 at 15:44

Broad beans aka fava beans and pecorino are a classic combination in Italy.

  • See the question details: the OP can't eat beans. – rumtscho Jan 9 '12 at 16:21

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