Formaggella della Val Trompia with Potatoes Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 4 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and sliced
- 1 Formaggella della Val Trompia cheese, sliced
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special Equipment Needed:
- Oven-safe baking dish
- Cheese slicer

Step-by-Step Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

2. In a pot of boiling water, cook the sliced potatoes for 10-12 minutes or until they are tender. Drain and set aside.

3. In an oven-safe baking dish, layer the cooked potatoes and sliced Formaggella della Val Trompia cheese.

4. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the milk and stir until well combined.

5. Pour the milk and butter mixture over the potatoes and cheese in the baking dish.

6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

7. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Serving size:
4 servings

Nutritional information:
Calories per serving: 250
Total fat: 15g
Saturated fat: 9g
Cholesterol: 45mg
Sodium: 400mg
Total carbohydrates: 19g
Dietary fiber: 2g
Sugar: 3g
Protein: 10g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Any type of sliced cheese can be used instead of Formaggella della Val Trompia cheese.
- Soy milk or almond milk can be used instead of regular milk.
- Margarine or olive oil can be used instead of butter.

- Add cooked bacon or ham to the layers of potatoes and cheese for a meatier dish.
- Add sliced onions or garlic to the layers for added flavor.
- Top with breadcrumbs before baking for a crispy texture.

Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure to slice the potatoes thinly and evenly for even cooking.
- Use a cheese slicer to get thin and even slices of cheese.
- Let the dish cool for a few minutes before serving to allow the cheese to set.

Storage Instructions:
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating Instructions:
Reheat in the oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.

Presentation Ideas:
Serve the dish in individual ramekins for a more elegant presentation.

Garnish with chopped parsley or chives for added color and flavor.

Pair with a crisp green salad or roasted vegetables for a complete meal.

Suggested Side Dishes:
- Roasted asparagus
- Steamed broccoli
- Grilled zucchini

Troubleshooting Advice:
- If the cheese is not melting evenly, cover the dish with foil and continue baking until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Food Safety Advice:
- Make sure to cook the potatoes until they are tender to avoid any foodborne illnesses.

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

Flavor Profiles:
Creamy, cheesy, and savory.

Serving Suggestions:
Serve hot and bubbly straight from the oven.

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Region: Italian

Taste: Savory, Tangy, Creamy, Herbal, Aromatic