Pecorino Cheese Salad / Insalata Pecorino

Serves 8


  • INGREDIENTSPreheat the oven to 325F.
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 pound Marzolino or other young Tuscan Pecorino cheese, grated
  • 1/4 pound aged Pecorino cheese, grated
  • 1/4 pound Swiss cheese, grated
  • 1/4 pound Taleggio cheese, cut into small pieces
  • 8 cured black olives, pitted and cut into thin rounds
  • 2 cups washed mixed salad greens including arugola, cut into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


  1. DIRECTIONSBrush 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in an 11x 8-inch Pyrex or similar baking dish.
  2. Mix the cheeses together in a bowl then transfer them to the baking dish. Sprinkle the olives over the cheese.
  3. Cover the dish with foil and bake it about 5 minutes to allow the cheeses to melt. Remove the dish from the oven and keep warm.
  4. Toss the salad greens with the remaining olive oil, salt, and vinegar in a bowl.
  5. Transfer the greens to a serving platter. Carefully scoop the cheese mixture over the salad. Serve allowing each person to help themselves.

This recipe was featured on Season 13 - Episode 1320.

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