Pepato (Pecorino Pepato) is a semi-hard, raw sheep's milk cheese from Southern Italy. It has its origin in Sicily, Italy. Pecorino is the general name given to a cheese made from sheep milk in Italy; hence the cheese names Pecorino Toscano, Romano, Siciliano and Pepato.
While making the cheese, whole black peppercorns are added, which give a sharp, spicy taste to the cheese. It is a great table cheese and good for grating or shaving over pasta, salads or soups.