Award-winning chef. Successful restaurateur. Iron Chef judge. Social media star. Donatella Arpaia has done it all. Still her favorite thing to do is working in the kitchen, creating inspiring dishes using the freshest, most authentic ingredients—including Galbani® cheese. Explore her latest menu ideas and learn tricks of the trade from this inspirational entrepreneur.

Galbani® Honey Truffle Bruchetta With Whipped Ricotta


1 Baguette
1 cup Galbani Whole Milk Ricotta
2 tbsp. Cream
1 tsp. Lemon juice
2 tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil
1 cup Gourmet mushroom mix, cleaned and roughly chopped
1 tsp. Balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. Parsley, finely chopped
1 Summer black truffle, thinly shaved
1–2 tbsp. Wild blossom honey, for garnish
  Kosher salt and freshly ground white pepper to taste
  Sea salt, for garnish
  Microgreens garnish (Basil or other varietals)



  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. 
  2. Slice the baguette thinly into crostini and spread on a baking sheet. Toast in the oven for 8 minutes or until lightly golden brown, flipping the crostini over halfway through. Allow to cool on a rack.
  3. Use a stand mixer or a handheld mixer (with a whisk attachment, if you have one) to beat the Ricotta, cream, and lemon juice together until they form a smooth, almost shiny spread. Add kosher salt and white pepper to taste.
  4. Place Ricotta spread in a piping bag and pipe in ribbons on cooled crostini.
  5. In a small sauté pan, heat 2 tbsp. of olive oil over high heat.
  6. Toss mushrooms in pan and sauté for a couple of minutes until warmed through.
  7. Add a teaspoon of balsamic vinegar to the mushrooms and stir for another 30 seconds. Toss in parsley and a touch of kosher salt and freshly ground white pepper to taste. Remove from heat.
  8. Spoon a small amount of mushroom mixture over the Ricotta ribbons on top of each crostini.
  9. Garnish each of the crostini with a couple shavings of summer truffle and drizzle each with honey.
  10. Decoratively arrange crostini on platter. Add a final garnish of sea salt and microgreens.



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