Recently, WindsorEats hosted our first League of Extraordinary Taste, a social club for connoisseurs that will be featuring unique opportunities to experience locations, products or professionals. The first League event allowed us to experience all three with J.P. Wiser’s as we explored their distillery which is normally closed to the public, as well as be led through a tasting of several whiskies in the Wiser’s repertoire, including one tasting directly from the barrel.

Bacon Honey Ricotta Crostini plated with cured meats and gourmet cheeses
Bacon Honey Ricotta Crostini plated with cured meats and gourmet cheeses

To enhance the experience, we paired some of the whisky with treats to help our Leaguers through the tastings. On of the biggest compliments we received from our group was for our Bacon Honey Ricotta Crostini.

This is such a simple recipe and is great to make (and eat) at parties.

Bacon Honey Ricotta Crostini
(adapted from The Food Charlatan)

  • 1 baguette
  • Olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 container of ricotta (or .5-1lb of fresh ricotta from your local cheese maker)
  • 10-12 slices of smoked bacon
  • Honey
  • Fresh cracked pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Slice the baguette into 1 inch slices. Brush each side of the baguette with olive oil.
  2. Cut a clove of garlic in half and rub each slice of bread with the cut side of the garlic. Sprinkle salt and pepper on each side.
  3. Place each slice of bread onto a baking sheet and bake for about 5 minutes on each side. You just want to lightly toast them so that they have a bit of a crisp to them.
  4. Dice the raw bacon and cook in a skillet until crispy. Place the cooked bacon onto a plate lined with paper towels.
  5. Add the ricotta to a medium bowl and stir until it is smooth. When the baguette slices have cooled, add a spoonful of ricotta to each slice.
  6. Sprinkle a few bits of bacon overtop. Add freshly cracked pepper then drizzle a bit of honey over the slice.