24 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
4-oz. Provolone cheese, cut into 8 equal pieces
4 paper-thin slices prosciutto, halved lengthwise
Blanch asparagus in rapidly boiling water until just tender, about 1 minute. Drain, immerse in ice water to stop cooking process, and drain again. Place 1 piece of the cheese in middle of 3 asparagusspears. Wrap 1 slice of the prosciutto around asparagus and cheese bundle. Repeat process with remaining ingredients. Place bundles in microwave-safe dish and cover with plastic wrap. (May be prepared up to 4 hours in advance and chilled.) Immediately before serving, place covered dish in microwave. Cook on high 3 minutes, or until heated thoroughly and cheese is slightly melted.