Type: Side Dish, Pasta
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 20 min.
Ready in: 30 min.
Servings: 4

This delicious pasta dish featuring fresh cracked pepper is popping up everywhere. Here is our version featuring Beemster X-O.


  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1/3 cup pasta water and drain the pasta.
  2. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat and add the rainbow peppercorns and red chili flakes. Toast for 1 min. until fragrant. 
  3. Add reserved pasta water to the butter mixture and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low and add 1 cup grated Beemster X-O. Stir until melted. Add the pasta and toss to coat. Garnish with remaining ¼ cup of Beemster X-O. Serve immediately. 

TIP: Swap out Beemster X-O for Beemster Classic for an equally delicious dish.


  • ½ (1 lb) box Bucatini pasta, or other thick pasta
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp fresh cracked rainbow peppercorns, or black peppercorns
  • ½ tsp red chili flakes
  • 1¼ cup Beemster X-O, shredded

Cheeses Mentioned


Revered for its rich flavors of butterscotch, whiskey, and pecan, Beemster X-O has a deep ocher interior.

Pairs with:

Dark beer. Olives, fig cake, spicy honey roasted nuts and honeycomb.