(Family Features) Red or white, sweet or dry, wine lovers are often entertainers at heart. When inviting guests to share your personal favorites, nothing enhances a tasting get-together quite like complementary snack and wine pairings.
The next time you find a wine party on your schedule, consider these simple yet delicious recommendations from sommelier and founder of “The Lush Life,” Sarah Tracey, who partnered with Fresh Cravings to create “Dips and Sips.” Aimed at reinventing wine and cheese parties, the movement focuses on simplistic recipes, easy dip pairings and suggested wines.
Find more recipe and pairing ideas perfect for enhancing your next party at FreshCravings.com.
Cheesy Tortilla Cutouts with Salsa
Recipe courtesy of Sarah Tracey
Total time: 20 minutes
Nonstick cooking spray
6 large flour tortillas
16 ounces pepper jack cheese, grated
1 can (4 ounces) green chiles, drained
1 bunch fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1 container Fresh Cravings Restaurant Style Salsa, Medium
New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc
Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare sheet pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Place large flour tortilla on sheet pan. Top with handful of grated cheese.
Sprinkle chiles on top of cheese layer. Add chopped cilantro. Sprinkle with additional cheese.
Top with another tortilla. Bake until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes. Work in batches to make three sets of cheese-filled tortillas.
Cut out desired shapes with cookie cutters.
Serve with salsa and pair with sauvignon blanc from New Zealand with zest and zing.
Source: Fresh Cravings