Macarrão Queijo da serra (pasta with celery and sheep’s cheese)

Serves 4 people
Cooking time: 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups (400 g) strozzapreti pasta
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Pepper mill
  • Olive oil
  • ⅔ cup (150 ml) crème fraîche
  • 8 stalks celery
  • 2 soft sheep’s cheeses such as Serra da Estrela
Wine suggestion: Touriga nacional aragonez

Characterful Portuguese wine that combines well with the flavour of Portuguese sheep’s cheese and others.

Preparation

Cook until al dente, with some salt, 4 cups (400 g) strozzapreti pasta, or another hearty pasta such as penne. After draining, add freshly ground pepper, a generous dash of olive oil and 2 Tbsp crème fraîche as well as 8 stalks celery.

Cut 2 Serra da Estrela or similar Portuguese soft cheeses into pieces and divide the pasta and cheese amongst the plates.

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