Cacio e Pepe: A classic Italian pasta dish 'cheese and pepper'

How to make Cacio e Pepe, a classic Italian pasta dish 'cheese and pepper' the most simple dishes are often the best and this is no exception. Shepards would take very limited food with them up the mountain side. Dried pasta, pecorino and pepper and this cacio e pepe was born. Just wonderful Italian cooking. Please give cacio e pepe a try. Check out my first novel. Cacio e pepe. 2 ptn Spaghetti, bucatini or linguini 180g - 6.4oz Pecorino or parmesan cheese finely grated 60g - 2oz Olive oil 1 tbsp Fresh coarsely ground black pepper 1 tsp approx Butter (opt) a knob Salted water for boiling