Zucchini (Courgette) mini-muffins

  Chicken bites with zucchini ribbons In a bowl, combine 500 g of chicken (or turkey) - cut into 4 cm cubes - with 3 small zucchini, thinly cut lengthwise, using a potato peeler, 1 clove of garlic, 1 tablespoon of chopped rosemary, sage, thyme, and 1 tablespoon of extra oil virgin olive oil. In a large pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil along with the [...]

Risotto with broad beans, peas, courgette flowers, Grana Padano and mint, Entrees, recipes with italian cheese

Ingredients 120g broad beans, podded  100g peas, podded (with pods reserved) 70g butter 1 banana shallot, finely chopped 250g good quality risotto rice 80ml white wine About 2l chicken stock  50g Grana Padano over 16 months, grated, plus extra to garnish Freshly grated nutmeg 6 courgette flowers, chopped 3g mint leaves Preparation Blanch the broad beans in salted [...]

Cauliflower with Chinese ham and Grana Padano crisps, Starters, recipes with italian cheese

Ingredients 160 gr Grana Padano  60 gr Taleggio cheese  30 ml white wine from Oltrepo Pavese  400 gr whole cauliflower  400 ml chicken stock  100 gr Chinese ham, not treated  350 ml milk  Salt to taste Preparation Put the clean and whole cauliflower in a stockpot with cold water and bring to a boil. ... Cover with chicken [...]

Risotto with vegetables and Grana Padano, Entrees, recipes with italian cheese

  Variety:  Rice Ingredients 250 g broccoli (about 1 medium size stalk) 185 g blanched fava beans or frozen babylima beans 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 100 g chopped leak, greens included (about 6) 1 tbsp finely chopped shallots 185 g Arborio or Carnaroli rice 150 ml dry white wine 1,5 l hot chicken stock or canned chicken broth 1/2 tsp salt, or [...]

Baked rigatoni with creamy mushrooms and squash, Complete meals, recipes with italian cheese

Ingredients 500 g (1 lb) mixed mushrooms (such as button, cremini, shiitake, oyster, chanterelle or porcini), thickly sliced (about 1.5 l/6 cups) 15 ml (1 tbsp) extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt, to taste 1 small butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1-cm (1/2-inch) cubes (about 750 ml/3 cups) 15 ml (1 tbsp) chopped fresh thyme leaves 30 ml (2 tbsp) unsalted butter 45 ml (3 tbsp) [...]

flavoursome broth with rustic pizza squares

  Chicken broth 1 chicken (or hen), well cleaned,  3 stalks of parsley 1 bay leaf 2 carrots, peeled and cut in half 2 celery stalks, washed 1 large onion, peeled 3 peppercorns in grains 5 L of water     coarse salt       Put all the ingredients, apart from the salt, in a large pot, add water and bring to a boil, lower the [...]

Grana Padano soft polenta and wild mushrooms, Complete meals, recipes with italian cheese

Ingredients For the polenta: 700ml chicken stock 150g good quality polenta 20g butter  50g Grana Padano Riserva 24 months For the mushrooms: 2 tbsp olive oil 300g assorted wild mushrooms  20g griotte onion, thickly sliced 3 tbsp veal gravy or left-over roast gravy   2g each parsley and sage, roughly chopped Salt and freshly ground black pepper Preparation Mix [...]

Pasta Primavera, Entrees, recipes with italian cheese

Ingredients 1 pound spaghetti or fettuccine 2 cups fresh broccoli florets chopped 1 yellow pepper, sliced 1 cup fresh snap peas 1 cup grape tomatoes 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves of garlic, minced ¼ cup dry white wine ¼ cup vegetable or chicken stock ¼ cup pasta water 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper ⅓ cup freshly grated Grana [...]

Orzotto with Grana Padano, tuscan sausage, pumpkin and porcini, Entrees, recipes with italian cheese

  Ingredients 150g orzo or pearl barley 2 tbsp olive oil  35g griotte onion or spring onions, chopped 200g Tuscan sausages 350g pumpkin or butternut squash 1 sprig of rosemary 125ml white wine About 150ml chicken stock 150g porcini mushrooms, roughly chopped 20g butter 60g Grana Padano Riserva 24 months, grated, plus shavings for garnish 2g each sage and parsley, [...]

Artichoke Cappuccino, Starters, recipes with italian cheese

  Preparation time:  20 minutes Ingredients For the fond/broth: 4 big artichokes 500 ml chicken broth 100 ml white wine 100 ml Noilly Prat (vermouth) 100 g shallots, diced 100 g carrots 50g butter 1 garlic clove 250g cherry tomatoes 4 egg yolks (“bio-quality”) For the foam: 50 g shallots, diced 100 g white wine 100 ml milk 100 g Grana Padano, grated 50 [...]