Recipe: Bucatini with Chorizo, Feta, and Red Pepper

There’s just something undeniably romantic about a plate of red pasta. For reference, see Lady and the Tramp. When Hollywood chooses to anthropomorphize puppy love and decides that a plate of pasta is the way to do it, you know it’s a universal truth.

So since it’s America’s day of romance, we’re sharing our own just-for-humans pasta recipe. It’s bucatini with chorizo, feta, and red pepper, and it’s—if we may say so—completely lovely.

bucatini pasta with chorizo and feta cheese recipe

bucatini pasta with chorizo and feta cheese recipe

bucatini pasta with chorizo and feta cheese recipe

We know your time is precious, especially on a day as precious as this, and that’s why we’ve designed this recipe to be ready in under half an hour. That’s also why we’ll just get right to it. Here’s how you make the bucatini:

bucatini pasta with chorizo and feta cheese recipe

Super delicious and super simple. Happy eating!

And the award for Most Valuable Platter goes to…

You did it – gifts have been bought, parties thrown, and everything is in place for a happy holiday. (And if not, don’t worry, there’s still time to order from Murray’s!) Really, we think you’re the MVP of this year. So maybe you want to ring in the New Year in a luxurious way befitting your new title. Or maybe you want to share the wealth. Either way, we’ve got you covered with our Most Valuable Platter

There’s nothing like a feast, and this gift definitely falls under that category. This is a one-stop shop for hosting – enough cheese to feed 8 to 10 of your most valued guests, as well as extra-delicious accompaniments to pair. Bringing this platter to your next party will definitely make you the MVP of the event.

And there’s something for everyone, whether it be a hearty, nutty aged Gruyere or a crunchy, earthy Clothbound Cheddar. To tame the wildest of appetites, the creamy Grazier’s Edge and bold Point Reyes’ Bay Blue provide tangy, meaty punches to please those who love a little sharpness in their lives. Uniquely goaty, the Humboldt Fog brings a ray of California sunshine to the whole affair, rounding out the award-winning cheese on this platter.

We add in some thin, buttery ribbons of Prosciutto San Daniele and Creminelli Wild Boar Salami to delight the carnivores in your midst, perfectly balancing between silky, nutty meat and porky, robust salami. Some top notch sides come into play – fruity Jan’s Farmhouse Crisps and crunchy Urban Oven Crackers are perfect for topping the crumbly cheddars and spreadable chevres and blues that need a little TLC. Finish off the collection with super addictive, plump Castelvetrano Olives. With that, you’ve won the party. Pat yourself on the back, crack open a beer, and enjoy that MVP status.

Have a Have-It-All Holiday with La Dolce Vita

You’re still looking for a gift for the holidays, huh? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Giving the gift of cheese is pretty much the in thing this year, and we’ve got a gift for pretty much everyone. It takes a single gift to transport your loved ones across oceans with some of the world’s greatest cheese. First stop? Italy.

It’s no secret that Italians do the whole eating thing right. Especially when it comes to cheese and meat. In this collection, we’ve hit up all the classic cheeses you think of when Italy is brought up – nutty Fontina, sheepy Pecorino, and spicy Gorgonzola, of course. Fontina Fontal is the epitome of the Italian table cheese, perfect for snacking with its supple paste and sweet, nutty flavor. You’ve most likely had Pecorino before – this Italian classic takes many shapes and forms, but the one we love most is hearty, crumbly, and full-flavored. The Gorgonzola is Mountain Gorgonzola, which is firm, sliceable, and delectably tangy with a hint of earthiness. Throw in the creamy La Tur, and it’s a full spread of all the amazing cheeses that Italy has to offer.

And then there’s the meat. The Italians invented salami – perfecting the process of preserving meat through salt, cool temperatures, and time. Murray’s own Sopressata is a classic salami derived from Italy’s most popular recipe, a combination of coarsely ground pork, garlic, salt, and freshly ground pepper. Our Speck is a smoked, full-muscle cut similar to silky Prosciutto, and aged in an herbed crust made up of juniper, thyme, sage, and fennel. Both pair well with the briny, peppery Castelvetrano Olives and crunchy Tarallini Crackers that accompany the gift pack.

It’s La Dolce Vita – the Sweet Life. And there’s nothing sweeter than giving cheese for the holidays. And receiving it, too!