Spinach Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Spinach Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Recommended wine pairing: Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva DOCG and Lucente Serves 6 Ingredients: 6 large Portobello mushrooms 2 tbsp olive oil 1 large clove garlic, minced 1 tbsp soy sauce Two 10 oz boxes frozen creamed spinach 1/4 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese 6 thin slices (2? x 2? x 1/4?) of … Read more

Pasta, Rice and Grains

While Italian cuisine is rich and varied, pasta dishes are considered quintessential Italian. From fettuccine to penne to ravioli, Italy serves a vast array of pastas. Each region of Italy, has its own particular style of pasta sauce to match the best of local produce. Below you will find a number of … Read more

Fall Squash Soup with Fried Sage

Fall Squash Soup with Fried Sage

We recommend pairing Frescobaldi Pomino Bianco with this Fall Squash Soup with Fried Sage recipe. Serves 6 Ingredients: 3 lb butternut squash 3 cups water 3 cups chicken broth 1 leek, white part only, washed and chopped 2 tbsp butter, divided 1/4 cup olive oil 18 large sage leaves, washed and dried … Read more

Yellow Potato Gnocchi

Potato Gnocchi

We recommend pairing Frescobaldi Castiglioni Chianti DOCG wine or Frescobaldi Pomino Pinot Nero wine with this Yellow Potato Gnocchi recipe. Ingredients: 2 lbs Yukon gold potatoes, washed and cut in quarters 1 tsp salt 1/4 c egg (about 2 large), lightly beaten 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting and rolling … Read more

Grilled Pizza

Grilled Pizza

Recommended wine pairing: Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva DOCG Serves: 4 as a main course, 8 as an hors d’oeuvre Ingredients: 1 Tbsp. olive oil 2 tsp. balsamic vinegar 1 garlic clove, chopped 1 tsp. Italian seasoning 1 large onion, cut into 1/2 inch thick slices 1/4 cup sundried tomato pesto 4 ready … Read more

Places to Visit


Tuscany’s beautiful landscapes and culture offers the ultimate travel experience. With so many things to see and do, we’ve narrowed down the list to 10 of our favored places to visit. Florence The jewel of Tuscan cities, Florence boasts the Uffizi gallery, which houses such classics as Michelangelo? David and Botticelli? Venus. … Read more

Food & Wine Pairings

a glass of white wine paired with different cheeses

The wines produced by Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi  and the Frescobaldi estates are truly delightful, as they present amazing flavors by combining and refining high quality wine grapes found in the Tuscany region of Italy. While the wines are quite versatile and can be served on any occasion or paired with any dish, … Read more

Toma Cheese

Toma (toe-ma) Cheese from Vercelli, Italy Toma is one of the classic cheeses of Piedmonte in Northern Italy. I had some beautiful examples of this cheese when The Cheese Impresario visited the Vercelli region in this friendly, beautiful and off the beaten track area. Vercelli is also known for its rice in … Read more