Kendra Smith | August 19, 2019 This article is from: Summer 2019
Written by Rebecca Haley-Park | Photographed by Michael Piazza | Styled by Kendra Smith
Summer is here, the season of simple cooking and alfresco dining. To make modest meals shine, a complex cheese is key—and we’re betting you already have some in your fridge. We’re talking about asiago, a firm cow’s milk cheese with Italian roots and fruity, nutty flavors. In the recipes ahead, asiago brings heft to sandwiches, a rustic galette, and creamy Caesar salads. It even one-ups the topping of a fruit crisp. So bust out your cheese grater and get in the kitchen—it’s time to make the most of this grocery store staple.
Baking the topping on its own and macerating the fruit helps this crisp stay crispy. Asiago lends a unique flavor note to the topping, mirroring the fruity notes of the filling and the almond notes of the topping.