Warm & Sumptuous Ricotta Dip

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WINE COUNTRY FOODIE – WINTER 2017

 

 

This is a crowd pleaser! Warm, comforting, yummy. Perfect for and casual entertaining-TV game days, at home movies wine tasting parties.

WINE PAIRING: PIETRO FAMILY CELLARS SAUVIGNON BLANC NAPA VALLEY 2013


SERVES 8

PREP TIME INCLUDING COOKING: 40 MINUTES


 INGREDIENTSGC Culinary - Winter Foodie Club 2017 Warm & Sumptuous Ricotta Dip

  • 2 Cups ricotta cheese- we prefer Bellwether Farms Basket Ricotta
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 TBLS GC Napa Valley Orange Olive Oil
  • 2 TBLS GC Napa Valley Savory Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Zest of 1/2 orange
  • ¼ Cup GC Napa Valley Culinary Infused Lavender Honey
  • ¼ TSP each: GC Napa Valley Tuscan Rosemary Finishing Sea Salt & Culinary Lavender Tellicherry Pepper
  • 20 pieces Wild Fennel Olive Oil Crostini

TO PREPARE

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Brush an oven proof but decorative medium-size baking dish with oiled with 1 tablespoon Savory Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
  • Put the ricotta, egg and 1 TBL Orange Olive Oil into a medium mixing bowl & whisk together.
  • Add the orange zest, Lavender Honey and Tuscan Rosemary Sea Salt and combine with whisk.
  • Pour the mixture into the oiled baking dish. Top with1 tablespoon Savory Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Lavender Tellicherry Pepper.
  • Bake until the ricotta has set to be firm when shaken and lightly brown on top- approximately 20 minutes.

TO SERVE

Serve warm in the baking dish with tasty Wild Fennel Olive Oil Crostini for guests to dip into the yummy cheese.


WINE PAIRING

PIETRO FAMILY CELLARS SAUVIGNON BLANC NAPA VALLEY 2013 The luscious citrus and tropical notes of the wine links with the orange notes of the olive oil. This pairing so lovely, you will savor each sip.

 


SHOPPING LIST

  • 2 Cups ricotta cheese- we prefer Bellwether Farms
  • 1 Egg
  • Zest of 1/2 orange

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