Sweeney’s Simply Satisfying Cacio E Pepe

Ingredients for 4 servings

1 package (400 g) dried spaghetti
1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
2 1/2 cups Castello® Aged Havarti cheese, shredded
3 1/2 tablespoons butter
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped

Sweeney’s Simply Satisfying Cacio E Pepe


In a large saucepan of boiling, salted water, cook spaghetti until ‘al dente.’

While the pasta is cooking, add black pepper to a non-stick skillet and toast until fragrant. Add the butter and garlic and cook for one additional minute, until butter is melted.

Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta liquid. Place the pasta and liquid in the saucepan. Toss with shredded Aged Havarti, season with salt (optional) and top with fresh chives.

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