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Celeriac purée with Alpine cheese and mushrooms © Alma
Tangy and sweet

Celeriac purée with Alpine cheese and mushrooms

The combination of tangy Alpine cheese and sweet peaches is a surprise for the palate.

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Celeriac purée with Alpine cheese and mushrooms

  • Ingredients for 4 people
    Celeriac purée:
    100g butter
    2 celeriacs, peeled, chopped in 3 cm pieces
    600 ml vegetable stock
    Salt
    Freshly ground black pepper
    Lemon juice
    400 g 12-month-old Alpine cheese, cut into roughly 0.5 cm sized cubes

    Mushrooms:
    2 tbsp. butter
    400 g mushrooms of the season, e.g. chanterelle mushrooms, porcini etc.
    Salt
    Freshly ground black pepper
    1/2 bunch of flat leaf parsley

    Vineyard peaches:
    1 tbsp. butter
    2 vineyard peaches, not too mature, cut in wedges
    Freshly cracked pepper

  • Preparation
    Purée:
    1. Foam the butter in a pot and fry the celeriac pieces until golden yellow.
    2. Add the vegetable stock, boil and allow to simmer for roughly 10 minutes until the celeriac cubes are very soft.
    3. Blend in a food processor to form a smooth purée. Add as much stock as necessary.
    4. Season with lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste and keep warm.

    Mushrooms:
    1. Foam butter in a large pan and fry the mushrooms until cooked.
    2. Season the mushrooms with salt and pepper and add the chopped parsley to taste.

    Vineyard peaches:
    1. Heat and salt the butter.
    2. Slowly warm the peach wedges in the butter.
    3. Season the peach wedges with cracked pepper.

    Fold the cheese cubes into the celeriac purée and serve with the mushrooms and peaches. Optionally, garnish with herbs and flowers.

    Recipe: Florian Mairitsch, Alma

  • Tip
    Chop the celeriac peel into small pieces and boil them in the vegetable stock. That gives the stock a wonderful celeriac flavour.