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This Pasta Dish Is Made in a Giant Cheese Wheel!

Luckily, you don't need to travel to Italy to try it.

Spaghetti inside of Grana Padano cheese wheel.

Typically, we'd have to agree that there's nothing better than cheese, but we think we've found something better: pasta absolutely smothered in melty cheese!


Cheese wheel pasta (pasta alla ruota) is a style of pasta that is made by mixing freshly cooked pasta in a hollowed cheese wheel, most commonly Parmigiano Reggiano and Grana Padano. The pasta is added straight from the boiling pot into the cheese wheel. The heat from the pasta mixed with a little bit of pasta water melts the cheese, creating a velvety cheese sauce that enrobes the noodles.

Luckily, this heavenly dish is becoming increasingly accessible. If you are in New York City, I suggest stopping at Cacio e Pepe Upper East Side, but a quick Google search for "cheese wheel pasta near me" will provide many places where you can enjoy pasta alla ruota. 🍝😋 Your taste buds will thank you!

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