Cacio e Pepe Recipe

Cacio e Pepe

Hello & welcome! In today’s recipe, I’ll be sharing with you how I make "Cacio e Pepe”. Please take a look down below for the list of ingredients. Cloud and I are wishing you all a happy and safe holiday season.


  • 200g (7oz) pecorino cheese
  • 1 tablespoon peppercorns
  • 300g (10.5oz) Pasta
  • Salt


  • Fill a large pot with about 3L water. Add 1 tablespoon of salt and bring to a boil.
  • Meanwhile grate the cheese and place in a medium-sized bowl. Set aside.
  • Toast the peppercorns on a dry pan for about 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a mortar and pestle and crush.
  • When the water is boiling, add the pasta and cook 3 minutes less than on the package instructions.
  • When pasta is cooked for 5 minutes, place crushed pepper back into the dry pan, add abbot ½ cup of pasta water and cook. At this stage you also need to prepare cheese paste: to the bowl with the grated pecorino, add 1/2 cup of pasta water and stir until smooth paste forms. Set aside.
  • Add the pasta to the pan, then add about 1/2 of pasta water and mix. Cook the pasta this way for 2-3 minutes, add more pasta water as needed.
  • Turn the heat off, add the cheese paste and cook, stirring and tossing until all the cheese is melted, combined and creamy.
  • Serve immediately!



Cacio e Pepe – traditional Roman pasta dish. Cacio e Pepe means “cheese and pepper”. This classic Italian pasta requires only 4 ingredients and 20 minutes of work. The result is amazing: creamy, cheesy and rich pasta!