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Melgarejo Hojiblanca Creamy Tomato Bechamel

Melgarejo Hojiblanca Creamy Tomato Bechamel

Melgarejo Hojiblanca Creamy Tomato Bechamel

This creamy bechamel sauce eschews the saturated fat of butter for vastly healthier UP Certified Extra Virgin Olive Oil. However, that's not the end of the story.  Here I used the inimitable Hojiblanca from Melgarejo Estate in Spain, which brings a spectacular flavor to the otherwise bland canvas that is bechamel sauce. Pictured are Italian style crepes also known as manicotti, which are rolled around fresh sauteed spinach, caramelized wild mushrooms, shallots, and a trinity of cheeses.  Every aspect of this dish is positively affected by the use of high quality extra virgin olive oil.  It's a perfect example of...

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