On a farm in Green Bay, Wisconsin, host Michelle Bernstein puts on her rubber boots and visits Ledgeview Gardens, where there are no seasonal limits. The greenhouses extend crops well into the winter months, so produce is fresh and available year-round. With a tip of the toque to Wisconsin cheese, some of the nation’s best, chef Justin Carlisle grills Beef Steak with Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumber, Sorrel, and Sharp Provolone. And Green Bay’s rockstar chef Chris Mangless prepares Ricotta and Grana Gnudi with Local Mushrooms, Thyme, and Flowering Chives, followed up by a Ricotta Cheesecake with a Rhubarb Compote for a decadent dessert.
These light, pillowy ricotta dumplings (called gnudi or nude in Italian, because they are likened to uncovered ravioli filling) become even more irresistible when tossed with just-wilted seasonal mushrooms and…
The refreshing flavors of fresh ricotta and lemon create a bright and delicious flavor. Top with the rhubarb-strawberry-raisin compote for a zesty, fruity hit of flavor.