Asparagus gratin with poached egg

15 minutes

Grana Padano
Cheese Pearls

Coarsely grated for a gourmet touch


300 g asparagus
4 tablespoons Grana Padano Cheese Pearls
2 fresh eggs
1 litre water
50 ml white wine vinegar
Extra-virgin olive oil to taste
Salt to taste
Freshly-ground black pepper to taste


1 Rinse the asparagus. Snap off and toss away the lower part of the stalk.

2 Place the tips on a baking tray, season with a little oil, salt and pepper then bake for 7–8 minutes in a static oven at 180° C.

3 Take the asparagus out of the oven, sprinkle with Grana Padano Cheese Pearls then put on ventilated mode again at the same temperature and cook until the cheese is melted and cooked au gratin.

4 Meanwhile, bring the water in a saucepan to the boil. Add the vinegar and gently break the egg into the liquid. Cook for two minutes, being sure to slowly keep the water moving around the egg so that it cooks evenly.

5 Serve the asparagus au gratin topped with the poached egg, garnished with a sprinkling of freshly-ground black pepper.

Extra tips

1 Also add a few grains of fresh Grana Padano Cheese Pearls before serving

2 If you do not have fan mode, keep the oven in static mode and increase the temperature to 200° C to form the crust

Our Chefs’ recipes revisited for you.


Cheese Pearls or Classic Grated?

We asked Ambrogio and Giuseppe, the chefs at the Latteria.

A story of milk and excellence since 1900.

For more than 120 years, Latteria Soresina has represented excellence in the supply chain which has milk as its sole, precious, raw material.

Thanks to our farming members, we have been producing milk, butter, and cheese of the highest quality for generations. Today as in the past, we continue to offer the finest in traditional dairy products: know-how that originated in the place we love most in the world, Soresina, in the green heart of the Po Valley and which from Soresina conquers the world every day.

Our flagship product? Grana Padano, of which Latteria Soresina is the world’s top producer. But also Butter, Provolone, and much, much more.


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26015 Soresina (CR)
Vat no. 00108110198

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