Choosing a Cheese for Your Pasta Dish
Grated or crumbled, there's a cheese that's right for your noodles and sauce.
Hard cheeses can be stirred into pastas but are most often sprinkled on top at the last minute, adding a final blast of flavor. Many varieties are aged, giving them a bold, salty taste, so a little goes a long way. For maximum freshness, buy hard cheese in wedges and grate as needed. But pre-grated cheese is fine, too. Bring it to the table and let people serve themselves.
- Ricotta salata