This is a true FLASH recipe. Easy and fast and delicious, made with some of Olde Hudson’s favorite ingredients. The cheese surprise is Taleggio Il Caravaggio, a semi-soft washed rind cheese from Lombardy, perfectly suited to be the prize buried beneath flavor-filled veggies. It is aromatic, yet mild with a moist/oozy texture, a strong/buttery–even meaty–flavor and a fruity finish.
Serve it as an easy light lunch with great crusty bread and perfect butter – try my Vermont Butter and Cheese Butter. Or serve it as a first before a pure roasted air-chilled chicken or simple salmon. How about a combined salad-cum-cheese course? We do love happy endings!
Serves 4 grateful diners
½ lb Taleggio il Caravaggio cut into 4 lengthwise pieces
1 Fennel Bulb thinly sliced
½ thinly sliced red onion
2 stalks celery thinly sliced lengthwise then cut into 1 inch pieces
Fresh squeezed juice from 1 lemon
2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, chopped
2 Tablespoons La Castellina Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Let sit for 20-30 minutes. Toss and serve over 2 ounces of Tallegio il Caravaggio.
These ingredients can be found at Olde Hudson. Check at oldehudson.com for online availability.