Cacio e Pepe

Cacio e Pepe
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Ingredients List

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.

Recipe Tip

Any brand of Wisconsin parmesan or asiago cheeses can be used.

Cheesemonger Tip

Sartori SarVecchio® Parmesan cheese is America's most highly decorated parmesan, winning many top awards around the world. Their Rosemary & Olive Oil Asiago was a gold-medal winner at the World Championship Cheese Contest.