Creamy alpine cheese, peas and asparagus – The recipe
Creamy alpine cheese, peas and asparagus
Bianco dell’Arco 2019
Ingredients for 4 persons
Creamy alpine cheese
500 g cream
150 g grated alpine cheese
20 g gelatine fish glue or agar-agar
20 g asparagus tips (2 pcs.)
to taste oil, salt, pepper, (herbs, flowers)
Pea and asparagus sauce
150 g peas
150 g asparagus stalks
300 g yoghurt
20 g shallot, chopped
to taste oil, salt and pepper
For the creamy alpine cheese
Pour the cream into a container and add the grated alpine cheese, cover with foil and leave to macerate in the fridge overnight (12 hours). After this time, filter the cream with a chinoix (sieve), collecting the waste for another preparation (e.g., stirring in risotto), then cool the cream and add the soaked and squeezed gelatin.
Pour the mixture into single-portion molds until half full, place in the fridge and leave to harden for about 15 minutes. Once this is done, put the cooked and seasoned asparagus tips inside, fill with the remaining mixture and place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes before unmolding.
For the sauce
Clean the asparagus, blanch the tips and keep them aside for the previous preparation.
Take the peas and the asparagus stalks and cook them in plenty of salted water for about 8 minutes, then cool them in water and ice.
In a small saucepan, sauté the shallot with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, add peas and asparagus and season, then transfer everything into a bowl, add the yogurt and blend, adjusting the taste until you get a smooth and velvety cream, if necessary, pass everything through a strainer and keep aside.
Composition of the dish
Turn out the cream cheese and allow it to thaw for at least 20 min.
Spread the pea and asparagus sauce in a circle in the center of the plate and place the cream cheese on top. Garnish with wild herbs and flowers and finish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.