Cacio e Pepe Pizza

A long cacio e pepe pizza made with cheese and garlic, served on a cutting board
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
1 pizza, 4 servings

Cooked in their beautiful wood-fire oven, this one-of-a-kind pizza has a chewy, soft crust layered with melted stracchino, freshly grated pecorino cheese and black pepper. This is one pizza you won’t want to share.

Courtesy of Chef Craig Harding of La Palma.

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Garlic Purée

cloves garlic, freshly peeled
cup (250 ml) vegetable oil

Pizza Dough

Buy your favourite premade pizza dough


cup (100 g) of stracchino cheese, diced
cup (50 g) of pecorino lupa cheese
cup (10 g) of black pepper


Step 1

For the garlic purée: put garlic cloves and vegetable oil in a pot and simmer until garlic is soft, for about 15-20 minutes.

Step 2

Strain garlic and keep both oil and the garlic cloves.

Step 3

Puree the garlic cloves, until soft, while slowly drizzling the strained oil back in.

Step 4

Take the portioned dough and stretch it out.

Step 5

To assemble: dress the pizza with the garlic purée, diced stracchino cheese, and black pepper.

Step 6

Place it in the oven at 425°F for 8-10 minutes.

Step 7

Take the pizza out and brush the crust with the garlic infused oil (the same oil that was cooked down for the garlic purée).

Step 8

Then garnish it with more black pepper, and a healthy amount of grated pecorino lupa cheese. 

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