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Asparagus Bundles with Muenster Cheese

Asparagus Bundles with Muenster Cheese
Active Time
50 Minutes
Servings
10
bundles

Ingredients

Ingredients List

Cheese

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

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 350˚F. Line a 17 x 12-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Melt butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Drizzle asparagus with 1 tablespoon butter in a shallow, large bowl. Season with salt and pepper; toss to coat.
  3. Unroll phyllo sheets; keep covered with plastic wrap and a damp towel. Place one phyllo sheet on a large cutting board. Lightly brush with butter. Layer two additional phyllo sheets; lightly brush with butter between each sheet. Brush the top sheet with butter. Starting with a long side, fold phyllo sheets into thirds. Cut folded phyllo sheets in half widthwise.
  4. Place 1 tablespoon muenster near a short end of each phyllo strip; top muenster with 4 asparagus spears. Starting at the muenster end, fold strip over asparagus and roll up bundle. Brush the remaining end with butter; roll up to seal. Place on prepared pan seam side down. Repeat with the remaining phyllo sheets, muenster and asparagus.
  5. Brush bundle tops with butter. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until phyllo strips are golden brown and asparagus is tender.

Recipe Tip

When working with phyllo dough, keeping the remaining sheets covered with plastic wrap and a damp towel prevents them from drying out.

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.

A great cheese for melting, muenster is an American original with a bright orange rind. Young muenster is mild in flavor and has a creamy texture. When aged, the cheese becomes creamier and has a slightly pungent flavor. 

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