Halloween & Pumpkin Cheesecake, a creative way to exalt our Vinsanto!

pubblicato 31-10-2023

Halloween & Pumpkin Cheesecake, a creative way to exalt our Vinsanto!

Halloween is upon us and we absolutely don't want to be caught unprepared! 

Although this celebration is not exactly part of the Italian tradition, our products, thanks to their excellent quality, lend themselves to many uses and can be exploited every day of the year with the right creativity!

Halloween is inextricably synonymous with pumpkins, both as a symbol and as an ingredient in our themed recipes. This holiday is also associated with sweets in general, with children in disguise now storming their neighbors' houses (even in Italy) to ask for lots of goodies. Pairing a wine for this occasion, therefore, is not so simple: but thanks to the huge variety of top quality products at our disposal, we have managed to find the perfect match for you!

You can try our wonderful Farnito Vinsanto del Chianti 1999! Numerous origins and the unique nomenclature of this wine have sparked speculative theories, but the precise truth remains shrouded in the annals of time. An ancient tale from Siena narrates that a 14th-century friar would administer this wine to the unwell due to its purported healing qualities, fostering the belief in its miraculous attributes and inspiring the name "Santo." Alternatively, another plausible etymology traces the name's origins to its historical use by the church during religious ceremonies, such as the mass.

Made up of minimum 70% of Trebbiano Toscano and Malvasia grapes and maximum 30% of other white grape varietals, this wine displays a rich golden-yellow hue adorned with subtle bronze tints. The aroma is both intense and intricate, offering glimpses of apricot and peach jam, interwoven with walnut notes and the characteristic aromatics of Malvasia. It strikes a harmonious balance between the intricate and intense balsamic fragrances, the alcohol content, and the inherent sweetness. The finish is enduring and long-lasting, making it an excellent choice for serving between 13-15°C, delivering a delightful tasting experience.

As we mentioned before, Halloween is synonymous with pumpkins, so why not try to make an excellent Pumpkin Cheesecake during this special occasion? Pumpkin cheesecake stands as a delightful and uncomplicated autumnal treat, a delightful spin on the classic New York cheesecake tailored for pumpkin enthusiasts. It's a perfect addition to your Halloween party spread, a children's gathering, or a refined dessert to conclude a meal.

The foundation begins with the traditional crumbled biscuit and butter base, enriched with brown sugar and a touch of honey. As for the cream, it's a blend of blanched pumpkin, cream cheese, mascarpone, fresh liquid cream, eggs, egg yolks, sugar, and infused with flavors of lemon juice, cinnamon, and ginger. The pumpkin cheesecake is then baked in the oven for approximately 60 minutes. Once it's done, you have the option to adorn it with Halloween-themed sprinkles or fashion a faux spider web using melted dark chocolate, especially fitting for the spookiest night of the year. Alternatively, you can serve it as is, accompanied by diced dried fruits or topped with a salted caramel or chocolate drizzle, or any flavor that tickles your fancy.

This dessert, combined with our wine, will make your Halloween funnier, but also much tastier! Thanks to the guaranteed quality of Carpineto, there will be no party you will celebrate without our products! From all of us, best wishes for a truly spooky Halloween!