Fave con il pecorino

Raw fava beans with pecorino cheese

Preparation info
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Appears in
Popes, Peasants and Shepherds

By Oretta Zanini de Vita

Published 2013

  • About

The first sweet, tender fava beans of spring are always eaten raw.


  • Freshly picked young fava beans in their pods
  • Young pecorino cheese, preferably pecorino romano


Set out the fava beans, still in their pods. Break the pecorino into chunks with an almond-shaped cheese knife and place alongside the beans. Each person shells his or her own beans. There is no need to skin the individual beans.