With Holiday gatherings making a comeback (hopefully), it means sparkling wines. They are always a fun way to greet friends and family.
Our new estate grown Blanc de Noirs will undoubtedly be at the top of your list–we have had a chance to enjoy it and know you will as well. These Easy Gruyere Cheese Puffs and are a great pairing with without breaking the bank, using hard to find ingredients, or require you to be a food network chef, though you will feel like one.
As for optional cheeses we recommend a black truffle pecorino, and Estero Gold from the Valley Ford Creamery were excellent companion for these wines. Enjoy making the recipe below and Happy Holidays!
Easy Gruyère Cheese Puffs
Puff Pastry dough-Easy to use and purchase like Trader Joe’s or
other store-16 servings per box.
½ lb grated gruyere cheese per 16 puffs
1 jar of cranberry sauce or jamb like apricot, berry, orange etc.
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
Fresh ground black Pepper
1. Once the pastry is thawed (according to the instructions on
the package), break it into four equal portions. Preheat your
oven to 400 degrees.
2. Take a separated portion and cut it into four more equal
parts. Some of the brands are already sectioned for ease of
3. Lightly spray the cups in a muffin pan and begin to place the
smaller sections into the cups. Repeat step two and three
until the muffin pan is full.
4. Sprinkle a pinch of salt, pepper, and rosemary onto each of
the sections in the cups
5. Sprinkle tbsp. gruyere cheese into each cup in the middle of
the pastry section
6. Use ½ tsp of cranberry sauce (or other jam) on top of the
cheese and fold the four corners of the pastry into the middle
and pinch the top
7. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until the pastry is
puffed and golden brown.
Plate warm, or at room temperature.