Definition of pecorino in English:


nounPlural pecorinos

mass noun
  • An Italian cheese made from ewes' milk.

    • ‘Having grown up milking sheep with his father in order to make pecorino, Tony is also discerning concerning commercially-produced cheeses.’
    • ‘Divide between two warm bowls, drizzle with olive oil and grated pecorino.’
    • ‘We also got a bottle of wine, and a hunk of wonderful pecorino that's almost all gone now.’
    • ‘Kev and Liz sampled the linguine with sun dried tomato, artichokes and pecorino.’
    • ‘Beat the ricotta and mascarpone together then stir in the grated pecorino and cheddar.’


Italian, from pecorino ‘of ewes’, from pecora ‘sheep’.