Add this marinated Mediterranean cheese to salads and sandwiches, use it to top grilled eggplant and mushrooms, or use it to stuff artichokes.
What to buy: Aniseed myrtle (Backhousia anisata), also known as Australian leaf aniseed, is a tree indigenous to the subtropical rain forest of Australia; its delicately flavored leaves are the country’s alternative to anise seed, with a sweeter, more subtly aromatic flavor.
Beverage pairing: Sella & Mosca La Cala Vermentino di Sardegna, Italy. Vermentino from Sardinia is a versatile white wine. It has brightness and acidity, and aromas of wild plants and herbs, as well as a casual weight which makes it compatible with rich dishes. All those things serve it perfectly here, as it makes a bright but easygoing partner to this cheese on its own, or any dish that uses it.
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