SERVES 6 TO 8 AS AN APPETIZER
All cheese is best eaten at room temperature and one of the ways Tuscans enjoy Pecorino cheese is as an antipasto with fresh shelled fava beans and a glass of wine. When the beans are young and tender, they need no cooking and can be eaten raw. If they are large, boil them until the outer skin easily slips off.
1 pound aged Pecorino cheese, at room temperature
3 pounds shelled fava beans
Fine sea salt
Put the cheese on a cheese board and the fava beans in a bowl. Have a small bowl of salt. Cut off bite size pieces of cheese with a cheese knife and eat it with the fava beans, dipping them first in salt if you wish.
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