Baked Asparagus au Gratin

Wisconsin Cheese Baked Asparagus au Gratin Recipe
Active Time
25 Minutes



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Alpine-Style or Pleasant Ridge Reserve can be used in this recipe.


  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Arrange asparagus in a greased 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  3. Melt 4 tablespoons butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually whisk in the milk, garlic salt, pepper and nutmeg. Bring to a boil; cook and whisk for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Reduce heat to low; gradually whisk in Pleasant Ridge Reserve until melted. Pour cheese sauce over asparagus. Bake, covered, for 10 minutes.
  5. Melt remaining butter; toss with bread crumbs. Sprinkle crumb mixture over sauce. Bake, uncovered, for 7-9 minutes longer or until asparagus is tender. Broil 3-4 inches from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until topping is golden brown.

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.

Pleasant Ridge Reserve is the most-awarded cheese in American history. Rich and salty with a long, fruity finish—this washed rind, alpine-style cheese is made only in summer with grass-fed milk and aged for up to two years.

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