Blue Cheese Pistachio TortaFeatured by Handley Cellars in the Gold Wine Club.
Pair with your favorite bottle of Pinot Gris!
1 pound blue cheese, crumbled
½ pound unsalted butter at room temperature
½ pound cream cheese at room temperature
3 tablespoons Marsala
¼ cup minced parsley
½ cup minced green onion
4 ounces chopped pistachio meats
Reserve half of the crumbled blue cheese. Using a paddle, combine half of the blue cheese with the butter, cream cheese and Marsala in a mixer (a food processor will work). Mix until well combined. Add parsley and green onion, mix until evenly combined. Layer in a 4 or 5 cup bowl, 3 times. Spread one third of the cheese mixture, then one third of the reserved crumbled blue cheese, then one third of the pistachios. Repeat 2 more times. Chill until firm. Serve with crackers or toasted baguette slices