Creamy Polenta with ParmesanIngredients

4 cups water, salted
1 ¼ cup yellow organic cornmeal, medium or coarsely ground
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
½ cup half and half, room temperature
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Boil salted water in a large saucepan.
  2. Slowly whisk cornmeal into water until it is thoroughly incorporated.
  3. Reduce heat to low and stir frequently until the cornmeal starts to thicken and bubble, approximately 20 – 25 minutes.
  4. Remove pan from heat and stir in cheese, half & half, and butter.
  5. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.