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250 South Northwest Hwy, Suite 320
Park Ridge, IL 60068

(847) 232-2828

Inspired by the History, Style & Romance of Italy.
Creating certified organic wine, balsamic vinegar & olive oil.


Fromage Fort Spread

Morgan Shepard


We gathered Asiago, Gorgonzola, Parmigiano Reggiano, Pecorino Romano & even Gouda cheese ends & rinds to make a tasty spread. Modifying a recipe from a great resource we previously shared; SaveTheFood.Com, we used Villa Gabriella Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, a touch of our 8-year aged organic balsamic vinegar & Villa Graziella Bianco Toscano white wine made with organic grapes. Prepare ahead, so flavors fully blend & enjoy as a cozy winter appetizer or snack. Makes 2 cups.  

Simple Ingredients

1 lb assorted cheese rinds and ends, cut in ½ -1-inch chunks or pieces

3/4 cup Villa Graziella Bianco Toscano IGT white wine

2 Tablespoons Villa Gabriella Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus extra to flavor

½ Tablespoon unsalted butter

1 Teaspoon Villa Gabriella 8 year aged Balsamic Vinegar Di Modena

1 small shallot clove

½ teaspoon dried thyme

Easy Directions

  1. Set up a food processor with the chopping blade.

  2. Peel shallot clove & mince in the processor
  3. Add cheese to processor, grate
  4. Add olive oil & butter to processor, blend
  5. Add vinegar, wine & thyme to the processor, blend until smooth
  6. Season to taste with salt & pepper
  7. Remove ingredients & place in an airtight bowl or covered ramekin
  8. Refrigerate overnight & up to 1 week
  9. Top on baguette slices & heat in the broiler or on crackers
  10. Serve & enjoy with Villa Graziella artisan crafted Bianco Trebbiano IGT wine made with organic grapes

Tried, Tasted & True!

At Villa Gabriella Organic our team tries & tastes every recipe we feature.  While we love to share our family recipes & those of talented home cooks & chefs, sometimes we adapt them so they are even easier to make. As with our products, our goal is for you to have a healthy & delicious experience using Villa Gabriella recipes. So try them out in your kitchen, feel free to tweak them & please tell us what you think. We welcome your comments & feedback!