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Beautifully cheesy pasta fonduta


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  • 2 tablespoons mascarpone cheese
  • 40 g blue cheese
  • 40 g goats cheese
  • 4 sprigs of fresh marjoram
  • 1 lemon
  • 250 g tagliolini
  • 1 small bunch of fine asparagus
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • extra virgin olive oil


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Step 1

Place a large pan of salted boiling water on a high heat. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to low. Place a large heatproof bowl over the saucepan, add the cheeses and stir until melted. Pick in most of the marjoram leaves, grate in the zest of half a lemon and stir to combine. Remove the bowl from the heat and set aside, then turn up the heat to high and add a pinch of salt. Once the water is boiling, add the pasta and cook according to pack instructions.

When there's about 2 minutes left to go, halve the asparagus at an angle and add to the pasta. Drain in a colander, reserving a cupful of cooking water, and add to the cheese. Toss to coat, loosening with a splash of the reserved cooking water, if needed.

Place on a serving platter, grate a little more lemon zest on top, scatter over the reserved marjoram and season with a good pinch of black pepper. Drizzle over a little extra virgin olive oil and serve


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