Formaggella della Val Trompia with Garlic and Parsley Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 Formaggella della Val Trompia cheese (about 250g)
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special equipment needed:
- Oven-safe baking dish
- Aluminum foil

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

2. Remove the Formaggella della Val Trompia cheese from its packaging and place it in an oven-safe baking dish.

3. In a small bowl, mix together the minced garlic, chopped parsley, and extra-virgin olive oil.

4. Drizzle the garlic and parsley mixture over the cheese, making sure to coat it evenly.

5. Season the cheese with salt and pepper to taste.

6. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and place it in the preheated oven.

7. Bake the cheese for 15-20 minutes, or until it is soft and gooey.

8. Remove the baking dish from the oven and let the cheese cool for a few minutes before serving.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15-20 minutes
350°F (180°C)
Serving size:
This recipe serves 4-6 people.

Nutritional information:
Calories: 250
Fat: 20g
Carbohydrates: 1g
Protein: 16g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- If you can't find Formaggella della Val Trompia cheese, you can use another soft, creamy cheese such as Brie or Camembert.
- If you don't have fresh parsley, you can use dried parsley instead.

- For a spicy twist, add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the garlic and parsley mixture.
- For a sweeter flavor, drizzle the cheese with honey before baking.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to let the cheese cool for a few minutes before serving, as it will be very hot straight out of the oven.
- Serve the cheese with crusty bread or crackers for dipping.

Storage instructions:
Leftover cheese can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
To reheat the cheese, place it in a preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) for 5-10 minutes, or until it is warm and gooey again.

Presentation ideas:
Serve the cheese on a platter with crackers, bread, and fresh fruit for a beautiful and delicious appetizer.

Garnish the cheese with a sprig of fresh parsley or a drizzle of balsamic glaze.

This cheese pairs well with a crisp white wine such as Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc.

Suggested side dishes:
Serve the cheese with a side salad or roasted vegetables for a complete meal.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the cheese isn't melting enough, try baking it for a few more minutes.
- If the cheese is melting too much and becoming runny, try baking it for a shorter amount of time.

Food safety advice:
Make sure to use an oven-safe baking dish and handle the cheese carefully when it is hot.

Food history:
Formaggella della Val Trompia is a soft, creamy cheese from the Lombardy region of Italy. It is made from cow's milk and has a mild, buttery flavor.

Flavor profiles:
This cheese has a creamy, buttery flavor with a hint of garlic and parsley.

Serving suggestions:
Serve this cheese as an appetizer or snack with bread or crackers for dipping.

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Region: Italian

Taste: Savory, Garlicky, Herbal, Tangy, Aromatic