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June 5, 2023 | Food Pairing Recipes | Shadow Ranch

June 2023 Food Pairing

June 2023 Food Pairing

Another food pairing for the books! For this June Wine Club release we wanted to highlight a couple of our favorite reds for summer.

We love the 2020 Grenache for summer because it is one of our lighter bodied reds and it can even be served chilled! With notes of cherry and strawberry and a lovely white pepper finish this is a delightful wine for drinking on the patio or by the pool this summer. We paired the Grenache with strawberries, basil and burrata, smeared across toasted baguettes. Burrata is such a mild and creamy cheese and it was just delicious with ripe strawberries on the buttery baguette.

Our 2021 Barbera is a brand new release for the Wine Club this weekend! Another great one for summer because this wine reminds you of all the best summer fruits at their peak in the season. Ripe cherry, plum and raspberry float on the palate. This is our one and only Italian varietal at Shadow Ranch, so we couldn't pass up the opportunity to pair it with a classic Italian food: lasagna! We thought we ought to source lasagna from the place that knows it best, so we reached out to Papa Gianni's in Cameron Park. They did a great job and we were so happy to share this awesome pairing with our club members. 


strawberry, basil and burrata appetizer

We've just got the one simple recipe to share with you this month, but it's sure to be a popular appetizer all summer long. There ain't nothing wrong with simple, right?

Strawberry, basil and Burrata appetizer


  • ripe strawberries, sliced
  • fresh burrata
  • fresh basil, sliced
  • olive oil
  • balsamic glaze
  • fresh baguette
  • coarse sea salt


  1. Slice baguette on a bias. Brush lightly with olive oil and toast both sides
  2. Arrange strawberries in a circle around the center of plate
  3. Place a ball of burrata in the center of the strawberries
  4. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic glaze and sprinkle with sea salt
  5. Serve! Burrata spreads out quickly once it is sliced into, so guests should spread it on their baguettes themselves to avoid a mess!


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