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Blue Monday Lasagna

13 October 2017 — Dinner

Blue Lasagna

Ingredients

125g Fresh spinach

40g Basil, chopped

5 Pieces marinated artichoke, drained and chopped

250g Ricotta

180g Blue Monday

75g Butter

25g Plain flour

500 – 750g milk

Salt and pepper

Tablespoon English mustard

Pine nuts (optional)

How to make it

The spicy, steely and sweet tones of Blue Monday cheese make this lasagna really special. Serve with a green salad and you’ll have your family singing all week!

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan oven) gas mark 4.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan on a low heat then mix in the flour to make a roux. slowly mix in the milk until it becomes a smooth sauce.
  3. Crumble the Blue Monday into the sauce. Season with black pepper and mustard.
  4. Chop the spinach finely and put in a bowl with the basil, artichokes and ricotta. add 6 tablespoons of the cheese sauce and mix.
  5. With these two mixtures, begin layering in an oven-proof dish, starting with the ricotta layer, then lasagna sheet, then cheese sauce. Repeat, ensuring that the cheese sauce is the final layer on the top.
  6. Bake the lasagna for 40 minutes. As an option, sprinkle over pine nuts then bake for another 10-15 minutes until golden.

Alex James’ Blue Monday can be bought individually as 180g wrap or 375g. It’s also available in the Alex James Co. British Box of 4 and Box of 6. It’s also in our Classic Tasting Box which is a perfect introduction to artisan cheeses.

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