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 that is made from cow's milk and usually served grated as a garnish.
Origin of RomanoItalian, short for (pecorino) romano, Roman (sheep's milk cheese), from Latin R&omacron;manus; see Roman.
- A hard, sharp cheese served grated as a garnish.
From Italian romano (“Roman").