Wine and Cheese Pairing!

What Goes With What?!

Is it tangy cheese with a light wine? Is it rich cheese with a dry wine? Does blue go better with white or red? If you want to know, let Robin of Borderland Vineyard guide you to the perfect wine and cheese match! Start by choosing one (or more!) of Round Top Farm’s farm-fresh jack, cheddar or blue cheeses, made from 100% grass-fed cows. Melvin Stoltzfus, Jr., will gladly talk cheese attributes. Or start by choosing one (or more!) of Borderland’s merlots, reislings or chardonnays. Either way, be ready to enjoy an impromptu wine and cheese party when you get home!

Hmm…what to pair with wine next week? How about chocolate? Cheryl Ames and Sweet Salvation Truffles, which is at the market on alternate weeks, will be here next week. Robin will be happy to match wine to a Sweet Salvation chocolate bar or truffle, though she may have been overheard saying that all wines go well with chocolate!

Fresh Ravioli and Grilled Tomatoes with Blue Cheese Sauce

Recipe from

  • 17 ounces fresh cheese ravioli (check out Vera Pasta!)
  • 4 roma tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 100 ml dry white wine
  • 5 1/4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons finely cut chives
  • fresh ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 200°F. Cook ravioli according to instructions and place on an ovenproof serving platter. Halve and grill tomatoes and add to platter with ravioli. Place in oven to keep warm. Blend corn starch with about a third of the wine. In a small saucepan bring remaining wine to the boil, and boil for 10 seconds. Whisk in the corn starch mixture and cook on low heat until thickened. Stir in crumbled blue cheese and stir until melted. Add sour cream, parsley, chives and black pepper and stir well until smooth. Spoon sauce over ravioli and tomatoes and serve.


Playing at the Market Tomorrow…Paraic & Erin!
Traditional Irish music!

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See you tomorrow at the Market!

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