Penne alla Vodka with Yorkshire Pasta, Yorkshire Pecorino Fiore and Sloemotion Vodka

By: @yorkshirepasta

Combining award winning Yorkshire produce creates a remarkable version of this classic dish.  The rich creaminess of fiore cheese and deep tomato flavour are balanced by subtle botanical end notes from the vodka. It is sublime! Our robust pasta draped in this unctuous sauce will certainly have you back to the pan for second helpings.

Serves 2.


  • 150g of Yorkshire Pasta No.2 Penne 
  • 2 tbsp Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil
  • 2 small shallots, finely diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • A quarter of a tsp dried chilli flakes
  • Pinch of salt
  • 100g tomato puree
  • 75g salted butter
  • 75ml Hedgerow botanical vodka
  • 100ml crème fraîche
  • 50g grated Yorkshire Pecorino Fiore or parmesan or vegetarian alternative, plus extra to serve 
  • small handful of basil leaves, to serve

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Heat the oil in a large frying pan and add your shallots. Allow them to gently fry over a low heat for around 8 minutes until soft and translucent. 

Step 2

Whilst the shallots soften, add your pasta into a pan of boiling water and cook to packet instructions.

Step 3

Add the garlic, salt and chilli flakes into your shallots and gently fry for 30 seconds, then stir through the tomato puree and butter until incorporated and add the vodka, simmer for 3 minutes. 

Step 4

Quickly stir though the crème fraîche and remove from the heat whilst you drain the pasta, keeping a mug of cooking liquid to one side.

Step 5

Over a low heat, add your pasta, along with the cheese and add a ladle of cooking liquid to your sauce. Toss together, adding a little more cooking liquid to loosen if necessary. 

Step 6

Season to taste, then serve with a sprinkling of the extra cheese and black pepper. And use basil leaves to garnish.