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Ricotta & Pancetta Quiche  – Recipe from Chef Alessandro | Gastronomia Urbana – Alba

Alessandro Boglione is from Gastronomia Urbana in Alba. He was trained by top chefs in his career and brought a Michelin Star to the Castello di Grinzane in the Barolo region. Chef Boglione had always dreamt of bringing simple yet perfectly executed food into people’s homes and making it accessible to all. This is why he opened a gourmet “urban deli” in the heart of the city. There are a few tables where people can sit, but you can also take away homemade fresh foods along with a few featured hot dishes of the day.

Ricotta & Pancetta Quiche


180 gr (3/4 cup) Ricotta “Seirass”

180 gr  (3/4 cup) fresh cream

2 eggs

100 gr (1/2 cup) smoked pancetta cubes (or chopped bacon) 

What is Seirass? Seirass is a high quality Piedmontese ricotta which is typically smoother and creamier than the usual grainier type. It comes exclusively from the whey and although traditionally made from sheep’s milk, is now more commonly found from cow’s milk. Use whatever kind of ricotta you can find – but the creamier the better!

RICOTTA (Seirass) QUICHE with smoked PANCETTA

Use individual small tart tins and lay dough inside Pour in the filling and cook for 170°C (340°F)  for 20 minutes. 

Serve room temperature.


500 g (2 cups) All Purpose Flour

250 gr (1 cup) softened unsalted butter

140 gr (1/2 Cup) water

1 yolk

8 gr (1 1/2 teaspoons) salt

Mix all the ingredients together until you get a smooth and homogenous dough. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest in the fridge for at least 12 hours.

Suggested wine pairings:

Moon Curser Dolcetto 2019

This red Italian grape variety is traditionally used to make wine without any oak influence, in order to retain the fruity, light style meant to be enjoyed within a year or two of bottling. Our Osoyoos East Bench version of Dolcetto remains true to its traditional Italian origins, and delivers the easy drinking yet satisfying profile of plums, potpourri and dark chocolate.

Our 2019 Dolcetto is a medium-bodied wine with a deep purple colour in the glass. On the nose you will find notes of plum, pomegranate, potpourri and dark chocolate. Rhubarb and strawberry jam characters on the palate complement the nose. The wine is easy drinking but with a satisfying and complex flavour profile and a long finish, assisted by the lively acidity and feathery tannins. We find that our Dolcetto has that certain (impossible to identify, and also impossible to resist) magical ingredient of ‘can I have another glass please’ – we always happily surrender. Dolcetto is meant to be enjoyed at a young age and is best consumed over the next three years. It is also one of the few reds that can be chilled (not too much though!) which makes for a refreshing glass on a hot summer day.

$25.99 available online


Dolcetto is Fruity & Tangy

Examples of great pairings: Cured or Smoked Meats, Country Pate, Pasta with Meat Sauce, Baked Pasta with meat filling, Duck Confit, Roast Duck, Grilled Pork, Grilled Veal, Tacos, Burritos, Fajitas, Pizza, Hamburgers

$27.99 available at BC Liquor Stores

Thank you to guest blogger Anna Savino @italiannawinetours and @barolowineclub on Instagram, and online at ItaliAnna Food & Wine Tours.

Anna Savino contributor to our #TasteItalia Food &Wine Pairing Articles is now happy to announce a fantastic online project with some of the best guides around the world called Guide Collective www.guide-collective.com be sure to check it out!

Dolcetto bottle shot and tasting notes courtesy of the winery. Dolcetto D’Alba bottle shot and notes courtesy of BC Liquor Store.

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