Bwyd Epic Chris

Cacio e Pepe

A wheel of aged Teifi cheese (similar to Parmesan)

00 Flour


Whiskey from Aber Falls Distillery


Start off by making the pasta with 00 flour. Form a well in the middle of the flour and add the eggs. You need one egg per 100g of flour. I mix it with a fork first before using my hands to bring the dough together. Knead it until it looks like Play-Doh before wrapping it in clingfilm and leaving to chill. Sorted!

Now get ready for some serious cheese-on-cheese action... I've carved the top off the cheese and scooped out the middle, turning this epic wheel into an off-the-hook pasta bowl!

To make the pasta, I boil water in a pan and, once the dough has chilled, I cut it into smaller pieces before pressing it down and putting it through the pasta maker. It's fresh, so you'll only need to cook it for around 3 minutes.

To make this dish next-level, I've got a small saucepan of whiskey from Aber Falls Distillery and I'm going to flambé it with a blow torch before pouring it into the cheese bowl. Flamebasting, baby!! Add the pasta and some of the starchy waterwhich will melt the cheese. Give the pasta a stir before adding some crushed peppercorns and it's ready! Cheers!

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