The Best Cheese to Transform Any Quick Pasta Dish
Most pasta dishes stand to benefit from a healthy dose of cheese, usually in the form of Parmigiano-Reggiano or grated mozzarella. But if you're looking for a singular cheese to keep on hand that can work wonders on any plain pasta, Putanesca, pesto, bolognese or primavera, grab a hunk of briny Feta.
When feta melts, it retains its sharp, salty bite but becomes luxuriously creamy, thereby imparting a super rich quality to whatever it accompanies. So while feta isn't the typical topper for pasta, like a parmesan or pecorino, there's no reason it shouldn't be. What I love most is that while a parm or pec adds cheesiness without changing much of the actual base flavor the dish, feta will change it entirely. And for the better.
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