Cacio e Pepe

Cacio e Pepe

Cacio e Pepe is a simple pasta dish that means “cheese and pepper.” With the addition of award-winning cheeses, their gourmet flavors brighten this dish making it extra-special.



1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions until al dente. Drain, reserving 3/4 cup of hot pasta water.
2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle with pepper; cook and stir for about 1 minute or until fragrant. Add spaghetti and 1/2 cup reserved pasta water; cook and toss for 1 minute or until water is slightly reduced. Remove from the heat. Gradually add parmesan, tossing well after each addition. Toss with asiago. Add the remaining pasta water, a tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency. Season with salt to taste.
3. Garnish servings with additional parmesan and asiago.


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