Cervellata is the original saveloy sausage that was introduced by Italian immigrants to England in the 1800’s. In the north of Italy they are known as Cervellatas, France; cervelas, Germany; Servelatwurst, and in Victorian English; cervelat (British butchers of the period were mostly of German origin). It was originally made of beef and pork plus a beef or pig brains (“cervello” means brain in Latin), however, the brains are not added nowadays.
* Pecorino is the name of a family of hard Italian cheeses made from ewe’s milk.
The sausage can be roasted, grilled or stewed with mushrooms and tomatoes.