Pecorino Sardo Dolce P.D.O. Roasted Cauli
Pecorino Sardo Dolce P.D.O. Roasted Cauli

Cauliflower 2-3 heads (different colors are preference)

Garlic 1 bulb

Shallot 1 large

Cream 2-3 cups

Vinegar 1 part

Water 1 part

Sugar 1 part

Parsley ¼ cup

Sage 1 tbsp.

Pecorino Sardo Dolce P.D.O. (grated and shaved)

  • Split the cauliflower into florets. Roast in the oven or sear in the pan with oil, butter, and herbs until golden brown.
  • With the same or two other colors of cauliflower, split them into florets. Reserve half of each for pickling and half of each for pureeing. You should have 4 separate cups.
  • Important if using different colors. Pickle and puree them separately.
  • 1 part water and 1 part vinegar and 1 part sugar. Bring to a boil and taste. Add more Vinegar if you desire. I did. Then pour over 2 of cauliflower cups.
  • The other two cups of cauliflower place in separate pots. Add water to cover and season with salt. Cook down. When the water is almost evaporated add the cream and cook slowly. Reserve some for blending.
  • In another pan saute the garlic and shallot.
  • Puree with half of garlic and shallot and add cream to achieve desired consistency.

Plating Method:

Combine on plate, cover with freshly-grated Pecorino Sardo Dolce.

Did you know?
The ancestors of Pecorino Sardo, Rosso Fino and Affumicato, were cheeses made from raw milk or milk heated with red-hot stones. Over the centuries, there has been a continuous refinement of the characteristic production technique that has spread throughout Sardinia up to the very important recognition of the P.D.O. Today, Pecorino Sardo is unanimously considered one of the emblems of excellence of its Area of Origin.

Recipe by: Mikel Anthony, Chef’s Roll: