pancetta-wrapped peaches & vinho verde

A topic I’ve been longing to learn more about is wine and of course along with that comes wine and food pairings. While I can easily say that wine is my favorite liquid, I will admit that it is something I don’t know much about. I’ve got books, I’ve got a BF who sold wine for a short stint and yet I can barely determine if something is “oaky” or not.  But what I do know? I know that a vinho verde tastes just perfect with peaches & pancetta.

With a short ingredient list and the use of cured pork I was sold on this recipe when I came across it on the Food & Wine website. Although I’m almost convinced you could wrap anything in pancetta and it would turn out delicious.  

And until my wine palette is more refined, I’ll just have to stick with what tastes good. I think I can handle that.

Pancetta -Wrapped Peaches from Food & Wine, serves 4 as an appetizer

  • 2 ripe peaches, sliced into wedges
  • a few basil leaves, torn into about 12 pieces
  • 12 slices pancetta

Roll pancetta in half. Place basil leaf and peach on one end and wrap pancetta around peach. Fasten with a toothpick if necessary.

Coat pan with cooking spray. Heat to medium-high heat. Add peaches and cook on both sides until pancetta is crispy. 


Do you know of any good wine resources to help me out?



Filed under appetizers, fruit, herbs, in season, Uncategorized, wine

10 responses to “pancetta-wrapped peaches & vinho verde

  1. Amazing combination you have there!
    I have read lots of books and of course, Food and Wine, but really, the best resource (and the most fun) is just continually experimenting. I find the more I try new wines, and go to tastings, etc. the more I learn. Take advantage of local wine shops for tastings, etc.

  2. If I ate meat I would be all over these! Especially if you served it with vinho verde!
    I studied abroad in Portugal a few years ago and had my fair share of vinho verde 🙂

  3. actorsdiet

    i know nothing of wine, but occasionally on APM’s “splendid table” podcast they talk about wine pairings….

  4. These look so yummy! I agree – anything wrapped in pancetta is amazing.

    One of my favorite wine sites is because it’s not just ‘expert’ opinions but regular folks dicussing what’s good and why.

  5. Kate

    i am a fan of white wines but just can’t do reds. my favorite bottle of white is seven daughters. it is pricey (it’s like 14 for a bottle when i usually spend 10. cheapskate!) but worth it.

  6. I love vinho verde! And these peaches look awesome. You can’t go wrong with crsp pancetta! I will be making these for sure – a great little pre-BBQ snack for the summer! And as for resources… check out I love the site, they have reviews, wines, blogs, ideas etc.

  7. I wish I understood more about food pairings. I always am tempted to get adventurous in the kitchen and just completely make something up but then I realize I’m not really sure what flavors go well together. Haha. Those look amazing and I can totally taste how well those two flavors go together!

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