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MOM21SON

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Is Asiago cheese similar to parm?
« on: December 07, 2007, 08:57:08 AM »
I bought cheese to make my meatballs for sauce, can I use Asiago?  Thanks!

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Re: Is Asiago cheese similar to parm?
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2007, 08:58:07 AM »
It shouldn't be a problem...yuummm meatballs!

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Re: Is Asiago cheese similar to parm?
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2007, 09:15:24 AM »
Thanks!  I know, I have such a spaghetti craving!

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Re: Is Asiago cheese similar to parm?
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2007, 08:49:04 PM »
I LOVE Asiago and always use it for spaghetti.  It's pretty interchangeable with parmesan, but I think it has a fuller flavor. 

Another thing I like doing with it:  heat up a non-stick pan.  Put about a half cup of shredded Asiago into the pan, and spread it a bit into a circle.  Cook until it's golden on the bottom, then flip over and cook until golden.  Remove and cool.  Nice, crispy treats that are good for appetizers, too.

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Re: Is Asiago cheese similar to parm?
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2007, 08:58:27 PM »
I like Asiago, but I don't think it's similar to parmesean. It's got a much sharper flavor and it's much harder. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, because I'm going by distant memory.

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Re: Is Asiago cheese similar to parm?
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2007, 09:03:10 PM »
I like Asiago, but I don't think it's similar to parmesean. It's got a much sharper flavor and it's much harder. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, because I'm going by distant memory.

I think it's milder than parm.. it's a softer flavor, but really close.  Pretty much interchangeable.

My favorite way - poil the noodles, drain, and put in a large bowl with butter, a bit of olive oil, some smushed garlic and the cheese.  MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM   

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Re: Is Asiago cheese similar to parm?
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2007, 10:13:53 PM »

There are two types of Asiago - fresh asiago is softer and can be used more like a cheddar. Aged asiago is close to parmesan in texture, and will probably taste really good in meatballs.

I don't remember it being much stronger than really good parmesan (as opposed to the pre-grated stuff).

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Re: Is Asiago cheese similar to parm?
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2007, 10:16:34 PM »
It's not totally the same, but in a meatball recipe, replacing with asiago should be fine (perhaps even an improvement). I imagine it'll just taste kind of stronger.

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Re: Is Asiago cheese similar to parm?
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2007, 11:59:59 PM »
It should work.  If you have any left over and you're making garlic bread or dinner rolls, asiago baked on anything is amazingly good.