Apple & cheese salad
Starter with Granny Smith apples from South Tyrol
Difficulty: medium
Preparation time: 15 min
Baking/cooking time: 15 min
Style: modern
Apple: Granny Smith
4-5 South Tyrol PGI apples (Granny Smith)
3 green spring onions
40 g walnuts
40 g cranberries
200 g Emmental (block)
2 endives
Radish cress

150 g Greek yoghurt
50 g light mayonnaise
Juice of half a lemon
2 tbsps. single cream
1 tsp. dried mint
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. ground black pepper
a pinch of cayenne pepper
2-3 drops Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. sugar
Mix all ingredients together and leave to stand.

Coarsely chop the walnuts and cranberries. Dice the cheese into small cubes. Core the endives and chop the leaves into bite-sized pieces. Wash the spring onions and slice into small rings. Wash, core and finely slice the Granny Smith apples. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and toss with the dressing. Season with freshly-ground pepper and a little radish cress, and leave to stand.

This salad makes an excellent filling for apple-brioche sandwich bread.