Pecorino is produced in small quantities. I have not been able to find it in the US yet. White wine is my favorite ingredient to add to risotto and Pecorino makes and excellent risotto. And is a great wine to pair with risotto. Pecorino has a slight citrus flavor and goes especially well with seafood-risotto, seafood and pecorino together in a recipe make an indescribably delicious delight!
Today for 'pranzo', lunch was a sublime 'risotto a la pescatore' -(risotto with seafood). Pecorino madea great ingredient. See recipe below, but here are some websites to check out for info on Abruzzo and Pecorino
And if you are interested in wines and wine tastings, see the interview I recently did in A Wine Story
Thursday's 'Risotto a la Pescatore'
Risotto A La Pescatore
2-3 cups vegetable broth
Place oil and onion in a saute pan, heat just until onion begins to become golden.Add white wine and reduce by half.Add 1/2 cup vegetable broth and squid, cook for 5 minutes or until liquid almost dissipates. Stir in rice, place shrimp and mussels . Add broth to cover and stir unti liquid evaporates. Add in liquid, constantly stirring and repeat until cooked -about 18 minutes
Serve with Pecorino wine or another dry white wine. If you can find a bottle of Pecorino, it will be worth the effort.