Norwegian Jarlsberg cheese is sweeter and softer than traditional Swiss cheese.
- Trim asparagus ends and peel stems; rinse thoroughly. In large skillet, add water to ½-inch depth; bring to a boil. Add 2 teaspoons salt. Add asparagus; simmer until crisp-tender (4-6 minutes). Plunge spears into ice water to chill; pat dry with paper towels.
- Whisk together olive oil, vinegar, pepper, and remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Remove leaves from 2/3 of the thyme sprigs; coarsely chop leaves and stir into olive oil mixture.
- To serve: Arrange chilled asparagus on serving platter; pour dressing over asparagus. Top with cheese and spicy sprouts; garnish with remaining thyme sprigs.
* Recipes created for given quantity. Changes to quantities are for planning purposes only and have not been tested.