Meatballs are such a comfort food for me. I mean who doesn’t love a good meatball. It’s like a ball filled with so much flavor, and my asiago fresh herb meatballs have even more flavor than you’d typically expect in a meatball! That’s probably because of the abundance of fresh herbs and the asiago cheese.
If you’re not familiar with asiago, yeah, one of my favorite cheeses, it’s an Italian cow’s milk cheese. And, the texture of this cheese changes depending upon the aging or maturity of it. If you get a ‘young’ asiago, called asiago pressato, you’re going to have something more buttery and sweeter. And, if the cheese ages, you’ll have a more pronounced flavor, firm and crumbly and perfect in so many cooking applications as well as serving on a cheese tray with fruit, nuts, dried meats and more. Aged asiago has hints of dried fruit and more saltiness, which I love!
Now, these fresh herb meatballs are perfect for asiago cheese. Just chop and crumble the cheese and it works into the meat mixture with no problems. In fact, we’re going to use less of breadcrumbs, or in this recipe crushed crackers, because the cheese acts like a binder of all the ingredients. These little nuggets and flicks of cheese melt in the meatballs as they cook and adds to the deliciousness!
These asiago fresh herb meatballs are just so easy and simple to make. Truly, you don’t need any real ‘cooking skills’ and after watching the video I’ve done on the recipe, you’ll be a pro!