Heat half-and-half, vegetable, and salt together in a saucepan over medium heat; constantly whisk until mixture just starts to boil, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and pour mixture into a large deep bowl.
Stir tapioca flour into half-and-half mixture using a wooden spoon. Mixture will thicken quickly. Cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Mix Pecorino Romano cheese and eggs into tapioca mixture using an electric mixer or by hand until dough has a paste-like texture. Continue mixing until dough is soft and stretchy. Roll dough into 2- or 3-inch balls and arrange on a baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven until cheese balls are puffed and hardened on the outside, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve warm.
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You can use milk or even light milk for those who want a lighter version. Tapioca flour can be found in specialty gluten-free shops.
You can substitute 2 cups Parmesan cheese and 1 pinch sea salt for the Pecorino-Romano cheese.
If this recipe is too challenging there is a wonderful company called Yoki(R) that make a pre-packaged version that is fantastic.