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A friend of mine who is Italian (she is from Sicily) came over last night for dinner and brought a bottle of Passito di Pantelleria. What a delicious wine!!! She suggested having this wine with a dessert and the match was wonderful although I liked it very much even without any food.
Do you have more information about this wine? She said it is from Sicily and it is produced in the Pantelleria island south from Sicily. Well it seems Sicilian islands are pretty good for sweet wines!!
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Passito di Pantelleria is just another Sicilian celebrity among sweet wines. It is produced with Muscat of Alexandria grape (locally called Zibibbo) and the best examples of this wines are fairytales emotions!
The best examples of Passito di Pantelleria are not fortified and they can be wonderfully matched with confectionery and in particular with almond cakes, dried fruit cakes as well as piquant and hard cheese, such as Gorgonzola cheese.
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Wow! Passito di Pantelleria and Gorgonzola cheese!!! What a wonderful match! Maybe I love it because Gorgonzola cheese is my favourite cheese and I find Passito di Pantelleria delicious. I also like Gorgonzola cheese matched to the other great Sicilian wine Marsala, in particular Marsala Riserva!
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I love gorgonzola cheese and I did not know it can be paired to Passito di Pantelleria. I had the chance to try gorgonzola few times and it seems similar to our stilton. Do you think Passito di Pantelleria can be paired to stilton?
What other sweet wines you would pair to cheese?
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rickie wrote:
I love gorgonzola cheese and I did not know it can be paired to Passito di Pantelleria. I had the chance to try gorgonzola few times and it seems similar to our stilton. Do you think Passito di Pantelleria can be paired to stilton?

I definitely think Passito di Pantelleria can be wonderfully paired to Stilton!! Let's put things like this: I bring some Passito di Pantelleria, you bring some Stilton and let's see whether they can be well matched!

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What other sweet wines you would pair to cheese?

I usually love pairing piquant cheese with sweet wines. Other wonderful sweet wines that could be paired to cheese are Malvasia delle Lipari, Sauternes, German and Austrian Trockenbeerenauslese and eiswein, and list could go on!
Another good match - in my opinion - is Marsala Superiore Riserva and Gorgonzola cheese: a marriage made in heaven!!
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i would say the ideal food pairing with Passito di Pantelleria is Blue Vein Cheese. These Cheese have a strong, tangy taste and pungent aroma with a smooth and creamy texture. They are characterized by a network of green-blue veins of mould throughout the body of the cheese. so it would be an ideal combo with any of the Passito di Pantelleria, my personal favourite Passito di Pantelleria is
http://www.vivino.com/pellegrino/pellegrino-pantelleria-moscato-liquoroso-1880.html

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