Pairing wine with food is something that I have learned to appreciate since I met my husband. We are always looking to see what pairs well with what we are eating and if we think it actually compliments the food. When we were in Italy we learned from the locals that their wines are NOT “cocktail” wines… they are meant to be consumed with food as part of the meal. As most wines in other countries are thought of the same way it’s really only here in the US (as far as I know at least) that we have wine as something to sip on and chat….without food. Soooo with that said I think people should be a little bit more open to pairing because it makes the wine and the food taste so much better than if you had them separately.
A pint of Wish Farms strawberries
4 oz goat cheese (room temperature)
1-2 tablespoons milk or cream
zest of half a lemon
thyme, rosemary…. or whatever herbs you like… about a teaspoon
salt and pepper to taste
about 4 slices of prosciutto (You can leave this out if you don’t eat meat)
*Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
*Place the prosciutto on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
*Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until crispy
*Set aside to cool
*Scoop the mixture into a plastic bag. Cut the corner of the bag and pipe the cheese mixture into the hole on the top of the strawberries (Can can do this with a spoon, but it may not look as clean).
*Top each berry with a small piece of the crispy prosciutto