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Four-Cheese Ravioli

Four-Cheese Ravioli Filling combines the creamy richness of ricotta, the melt-in-your-mouth goodness of Fontina and mozzarella, and the bold flavor of Parmesan to create a luscious and flavorful filling for homemade ravioli. It pairs perfectly with Easy Ravioli, offering a satisfying and indulgent pasta dish.

Here’s a recipe for Four-Cheese Ravioli Filling:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Fontina cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, Fontina cheese, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, egg, and fresh parsley.
  2. Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated.
  3. Taste the filling and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  4. Use the Four-Cheese Ravioli Filling to fill your homemade ravioli. Follow your preferred method for making ravioli, whether using a pasta machine or assembling them by hand.
  5. Once the ravioli are filled and sealed, cook them in a pot of boiling salted water according to the instructions for the specific pasta dough recipe you are using. They should cook for about 2-3 minutes or until they float to the surface.
  6. Drain the cooked ravioli and serve them with your favorite sauce, such as marinara sauce, Alfredo sauce, or a simple browned butter sauce. Garnish with additional grated Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley if desired.

Enjoy the delicious Four-Cheese Ravioli filled with the creamy, cheesy goodness of ricotta, Fontina, mozzarella, and Parmesan. Serve them with your preferred sauce and savor the delectable flavors of homemade ravioli.

Wine Pairing

Four-cheese ravioli is a delightful dish with a rich and indulgent filling. When it comes to pairing wines with this type of pasta, you’ll want to consider wines that can complement the flavors and provide a balanced experience. Here are some wine recommendations for four-cheese ravioli:

  1. Chianti: Chianti, a red wine from the Tuscany region of Italy, can be a fantastic pairing for four-cheese ravioli. Its medium body, moderate acidity, and cherry fruit flavors can complement the richness of the cheese filling without overwhelming it.
  2. Pinot Grigio: A light and crisp white wine like Pinot Grigio can work well with four-cheese ravioli. Look for a Pinot Grigio with good acidity and citrusy notes. The wine’s refreshing qualities can provide a contrast to the creamy cheese filling.
  3. Barbera: Another red wine option is Barbera, which is known for its bright acidity and red fruit flavors. It can cut through the richness of the cheese and provide a vibrant pairing for the four-cheese ravioli.
  4. Chardonnay: If you prefer a white wine with a bit more body, consider a Chardonnay. Look for a Chardonnay with balanced acidity and some oak influence. The wine’s buttery notes and creamy texture can complement the richness of the cheese filling.
  5. Nebbiolo: For a bolder and more complex pairing, Nebbiolo can be a great choice. This red wine from the Piedmont region of Italy offers robust tannins, high acidity, and flavors of red berries and earthiness. It can stand up to the intense flavors of the four-cheese filling.