Pear, Basil & Pecorino Toscano Salad

      From the book Olives & Oranges page 82: 12 oz Pecorino Toscano cheese  4 ripe pears, cored and cut into eighths 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon Vin Santo vinegar or other high-quality mild white wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon fleur de sel or other medium-coarse […]

Goat cheese with honey & a platter of figs

IN CATALONIA, mild goat cheese served with honey is called mel i mató. Similar cheese, like French-style fromage blanc, fresh ricotta, Italian aged ricotta salata, and Greek manouri, are paired with fragrant honey throughout the Mediterranean. In Italy and in the Basque country, aged mountain cheese and sharp sheep’s-milk cheeses are often served with honey […]