How to Cook Porcini & Taleggio Cream Gnocchi W Speck Dust

by Gioele Nunziatini

A special recipe for a special treat for your taste buds. Pair with a nice glass of white wine.


  • 300 Grams Gnocchi
  • 50 Grams Dried Porcini (Cep mushroom)
  • Parsley
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 150 Grams Taleggio
  • 200 Milliliters Cooking Cream
  • 50 Milliliters White wine
  • 100 Milliliters Vegetable stock
  • 1 Speck Slice (thick)
  • Olive oil
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Soak the porcini mushrooms in a bowl with the warmed up vegetable stock, set aside for 30min.

    Step 2

    Peel and half the garlic clove, add it to a pan with some olive oil and half of the stock from the porcini bowl. Add also the parsley finely chopped.

    Step 3

    Drain the porcini from the stock, without throwing it away. Cut them if too big, but don't chop the mushrooms too finely

    Step 4

    Add them to the pan with garlic and parsley, add also some half of the remaining stock. Sauté for 5 minutes

    Step 5

    In the meantime take care of the speck slice

    Step 6

    Cut it in strips lengthwise and then dice in the other direction, creating small pieces

    Step 7

    Add a tablespoon of sunflower seeds oil to a non stick pan and toss the speck inside

    Step 8

    When the speck is crispy take it off the heat

    Step 9

    Transfer it on a plate with some kitchen paper

    Step 10

    Cut the taleggio into small pieces and add it to the pan, add the wine and the remaining stock as well, lower the heat and let melt gently.

    Step 11

    As the taleggio starts melting, stir a couple of times to even out the sauce

    Step 12

    Then add the cooking cream and cook until reduced to the desired consistency.

    Step 13

    Drain the gnocchi and add to the pan with the sauce. (You can find how to make gnocchi among my other guides)

    Step 14

    Plate at the center, grate some fresh parmesan on top, and dust with the crispy speck. Garnish with some parsley leaves.

    Step 15