The Reno area is home to a number of unique, independently owned shops that feature a variety of epicurean delights. In honor of the holidays, we asked a few of them to share their favorite recipes that call for ingredients available in their own shops. Let the mouth watering begin!
Wedge Cheese Shop
Wedge Cheese Shop, located in Midtown, features a number of artisanal cheeses along with charcuterie and other accompaniments. You’re sure to love the recipe for duck confit salad with port fig balsamic reduction and goat cheese that Wedge Cheese Shop was gracious enough to share. Not only is it delicious, but surprisingly healthy, as duck fat is high in monounsaturated fats, i.e., “good” fat. Goat cheese and milk pack a healthy punch as well. Goat cheese contains important nutrients such as calcium, protein, phosphorus, zinc, vitamin A and vitamin B12. And goat milk is highly digestible compared to cow’s milk, due to its smaller and more uniform fat molecules. So eat, drink and be merry — guilt free.
Wedge Cheese Shop is located at 16 Saint Lawrence in Reno. To learn more, visit WedgeCheeseShop.com.
View the recipe here: Duck Confit Salad with Port Fig Balsamic Reduction and Goat Cheese
Big Horn Olive Oil Company
Big Horn Olive Oil Company features olive oils from around the world as well as a variety of balsamic vinegars, with flavors ranging from traditional to exotic. The company has two locations in Reno where you can take a free tour, indulge in a tasting or pick up some best-selling oils and vinegars to enjoy at home. And we promise the shop’s recipe for wild mushroom ragu over pecorino polenta with truffled mascarpone will not disappoint.
Big Horn Olive Oil Company is located at 75 Foothill Road and 3888 Mayberry Drive. To learn more, visit BigHornOliveOil.com.
View the recipe here: Wild Mushroom Ragu
Amato’s Family Kitchen
Amato’s Family Kitchen offers a wide variety of homemade jams, jarred fruit, candies and fudges, and pickles. You can find their products on the shelves of a number of local businesses including Napa Sonoma Grocery Company and Bell Italia. And you’re sure to impress your holiday guests with delicious raspberry thumbprint cookies — recipe courtesy of Amato’s Family Kitchen.
For more information and complete list of venders, visit AmatosFamilyKitchen.com.
View the recipe here: Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies