Springtime Pasta Toss

Wisconsin Cheese Springtime Pasta Toss Recipe
Active Time
30 Minutes



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Asiago can be used in this recipe.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain, reserving 1 cup hot pasta water.
  2. Meanwhile, arrange asparagus in a steamer basket. Place basket into a saucepan over 1 inch of water; bring to a boil. Cover and steam for 5-8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from the heat. Keep warm.
  3. Whisk the lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  4. Transfer the pasta and asparagus to a large serving bowl. Drizzle with lemon juice mixture. Sprinkle with asiago; lightly toss. Add reserved pasta water, a 1/4 cup at a time, until desired consistency. Sprinkle with additional asiago. Season with salt and pepper. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Saxon Asiago Fresca cheese has a delicate, smooth open texture; it has a fresh, creamy milk flavor with a slight citrusy tang.

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