Ancient Roman–Style Garlic Cheese with Rue (Moretum)

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Ingredients (6)

  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 pound ground pecorino Romano cheese
  • A handful of cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons young rue leaves
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Nutritional Information
  • Calories201
  • Fat15.84g
  • Saturated fat7.25g
  • Trans fat
  • Carbs2.53g
  • Fiber0.16g
  • Sugar0.37g
  • Protein12.26g
  • Cholesterol39.31mg
  • Sodium546.11mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (6 servings) Powered by

Roman-style cheese spread that’s great as an hors d’oeuvre.


  1. 1Grind 6 cloves of garlic in a food processor, and then add 1/2 pound ground pecorino Romano cheese, a handful of cilantro leaves, 1/4 cup chopped celery, 2 tablespoons young rue leaves, and 2 to 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, enough to make a smooth paste. Makes about 2 cups.
  2. 2Spread lightly on crostini and broil.

Note: Rue should never be used by pregnant women because it can cause a miscarriage.

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