Makes 24 hors d'oeuvres
Point Reyes Blue Cheese is a sharp full-flavored blue that is softened with mascarpone. Another blue cheese may be substituted and cream cheese may replace the mascarpone. You may use fresh or prepared fig preserves. Use a sweet baguette instead of sour so the flavor does not adversely affect the wine.
View Recipe » Point Reyes Blue Cheese Crostini
You can use store bought puff pastry or another pastry of your choice. This recipe is for a standard 10-inch tart pan. You will want to make a lot of the smoked onions as they are great to have around for things like salad, pizza and pasta. I recommend pouring the St. Francis Cabernet with this dish because the crisp fruit of the wine balances the richness and deep flavors in the tart. I enjoy that tart with several of our red wines as well.
View Recipe » Smoked Onion and Gruyere Cheese Tarts
The porcini mushrooms in this tart along with the roasted garlic gives a deep earthy flavor that accents the crisp fruit in the wine. You can use store bought puff pastry or another non-sweet pastry of your choice. This recipe is for a standard 10-inch tart pan. Serve with a tossed green salad for a light entrée.
View Recipe » Wild and Domestic Mushroom Tart