1. Preheat oven to 400°.
2. Peel bottom half of asparagus stalks if they are thick. Arrange asparagus in a single layer on a sheet pan, and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper. Roast at 400° for 15 minutes or until tender.
3. Sprinkle with Parmesan, and let stand for 1 minute or until cheese begins to melt. Garnish, if desired.