a dry, sharp, very hard cheese orig. of Italy, made from sheep's, cow's, or goat's milk, usually grated for sprinkling on pasta, soups, etc.
Origin of RomanoIt, Roman
A hard, sharp, dry cheese of Italian origin, usually served grated as a garnish.
Origin of RomanoItalian short for (pecorino) romano Roman (sheep's milk cheese) from Latin Rōmānus ; see Roman.
- A hard, sharp cheese served grated as a garnish.
From Italian romano (“Roman").