Simple italian flavours to pair with a delicious Italian rose wine. The acidity of the tomatoes is balanced with the creamy cheese and the wine serves to cut through the flavours perfectly. A wonderful aperitif! A delicious pairing found in this undiscovered beauty of Italian Wine, Lacryma Christi Rosè.
- Good quality tomatoes
- Stracchino cheese (burrata, ricotta or mozzarella would also work)
- Olive oil
- Balsamic vinegar
- Fresh basil
- Garlic clove
- Toasted bread
- Sea Salt
1. Chop your tomatoes and place in a bowl. Add a good glug of olive oil, vinegar and season with good quality sea salt. Make sure you leave them to warm up if you’d taken them out of the fridge!
2. Rub a little olive oil on the bread and toasted under the grill. Rub the garlic clove over the warm bread.
3. Spread the creamy stracchino over the warm bread and top with the juicy tomatoes. Finish with fresh basil and a sprinkling of sea salt.
Recipe and ph. by Storm Ashdown