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Grilled Formaggella della Val Trompia Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 Formaggella della Val Trompia cheese (about 8 oz)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special equipment needed:
- Grill or grill pan
- Tongs

Step-by-step instructions:
1. Preheat the grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.
2. Brush the Formaggella della Val Trompia cheese with olive oil and sprinkle with dried oregano, salt, and pepper.
3. Place the cheese on the grill or grill pan and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until grill marks appear and the cheese is slightly melted.
4. Using tongs, carefully remove the cheese from the grill or grill pan and transfer it to a serving plate.
5. Serve immediately.

- Time:
Preparation time: 5 minutes
- Cooking time: 5-6 minutes
- Medium-high heat
Serving size:
- 2-4 servings

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 200
- Fat: 16g
- Carbohydrates: 1g
- Protein: 14g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Any other soft cheese can be used instead of Formaggella della Val Trompia.

- Add sliced tomatoes or roasted red peppers on top of the cheese before grilling.
- Serve with crusty bread or crackers.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure the grill or grill pan is hot before placing the cheese on it.
- Use a spatula or tongs to carefully flip the cheese to avoid it from breaking apart.
- Serve immediately to enjoy the melted cheese.

Storage instructions:
- Store any leftover cheese in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- Reheat the cheese in the microwave for 30 seconds or until slightly melted.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the grilled cheese on a wooden board with crackers and sliced fruit.

- Fresh herbs such as basil or parsley can be sprinkled on top of the cheese before serving.

- Serve with a glass of red wine or a cold beer.

Suggested side dishes:
- Grilled vegetables such as zucchini or eggplant.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the cheese starts to melt too much, remove it from the grill or grill pan and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure the cheese is fully cooked before serving.

Food history:
- Formaggella della Val Trompia is a soft cheese made from cow's milk in the Lombardy region of Italy.

Flavor profiles:
- The cheese has a creamy and slightly nutty flavor.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve as an appetizer or as a light lunch.

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Region: Italian

Taste: Savory, Tangy, Smoky, Creamy, Aromatic