A simple favorite prepared with some of the most genuine and poor ingredients, Mozzarella in Carrozza is a dish with history. Originally round in shape, like the wheels of a coach, the recipe first appeared a century ago as a poor man’s food – a way of using up stale bread and leftover pieces of mozzarella that would otherwise have gone to waste. The result is a food that has become popular all over Italy and is showing up in restaurants and kitchens everywhere. These savory bundles have a crunchy, fragrant breaded shell that encases a warm, creamy heart of mozzarella. Served as an appetizer, or even as a snack, Mozzarella in Carrozza transforms the ordinary into a little bite of extraordinary. So which wine pairs best with it? Here is what wine sensory analyst Luca Maroni recommends – whether you’re ordering in a restaurant or serving them up at home.
Fiano 2018 Cantine Massimo Leone
Mozzarella in Carrozza pairs well with a wine that is fresh and elegant, like Fiano 2018 Cantine Massimo Leone. This wine is straw yellow, light, and delicate. It has an intense, fruity bouquet, with a hint of toasted hazelnut, bitter almond, and spices. Besides pairing well with Mozzarella in Carrozza it also makes for an excellent accompaniment to shellfish, scampi, mollusks, fish-based first courses, cheeses that aren’t aged.