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Mar 9, 2013 09:54 AM

Favorite cheese with asparagus?

I love roasted asparagus and the natural flavor of asparagus with salt and pepper but sometimes sprinkle Parmesan on top in the last few minutes and it's quite delicious as well. Any other favorite cheeses to pair with asparagus?

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  1. Raclette, melted! Oh my freaking yum, what a fabulous combination.

    1. Grated parmesan with a smidge of onion powder on top.

        1. re: foodieX2

          i like shaved ribbons or parm or romano.

          i also don't mind it with hollandaise or a cheesy bechamel.

          1. re: goodhealthgourmet

            I think chevre is the only cheese I've ever had with asparagus. I love it as part of a spring salad.

            1. re: debbiel

              +1. Goat cheese, a little fresh squeezed lemon and fresh ground pepper. Yummy

              Also, shaved Parmesan. Those are my two go-to cheeses

            2. re: goodhealthgourmet

              OK, I'm doing this tomorrow night. Roasted asparagus with a little olive oil, salt and fresh ground pepper. Garnish with some crumbles/curds of goat cheese. Thanks for the idea.

            3. Pecorino Romano shaved on top of the roasted asparagus is also good. We tend to stay away from the melted gobs of cheese. I would rather taste the asparagus.

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              1. re: John E.

                +1. I love your comment as SO always thinks my asparagus is underseasoned (FYI his method of preparation involves a dousing with Old Bay) and it needs a lot of seasoning as it has no flavor. I scoff as it has tons of flavor.

                1. re: fldhkybnva

                  We just usually use butter, salt and pepper...and sometimes a little shaved cheese.

                2. re: John E.

                  I like your and others suggestion of "shaved" rather than grated. You get a little blast of cheese.

                  1. re: c oliver

                    Although I prefer asparagus pretty much 'unadulterated', recently I made garlic bread crumbs (like those sprinkled on top of macaroni and cheese) and sprinkled them on the asparagus with cheese.

                    1. re: c oliver

                      i should try shaved, we always do grated as I just didn't think about pulling out the cheese shaver and it melts well but then you get globs of cheese which distracts from the flavor of the asparagus when you just want a hint of cheese flavor.