Delicious Disney Dishes: Sonoma Goat Cheese Ravioli from California Grill

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Sonoma Goat Cheese Ravioli from California Grill

It’s been so cold out there lately, so I was looking for a recipe that’s filling and will be warming. So, I decided that I would like to make the Sonoma Goat Cheese Ravioli found at the infamous California Grill. I also decided to share that recipe with you all too! I hope you enjoy making this dish at home.


Sonoma Goat Cheese Ravioli

California Grill – Disney’s Contemporary Resort

1 pound soft, mild goat cheese, such as Montrachet, crumbled

5 1/2 ounces aged goat cheese, crumbled

1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs

2 tablespoons basil

2 tablespoons pesto

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 teaspoons roasted garlic puree (see note)

1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, or to taste

16 large egg roll wrappers

1 large egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water for egg wash

Clear tomato broth (see note):

14 whole, vine-ripened tomatoes

1 teaspoon salt

Broth Directions:

  1.  in a blender, in batches, coarsely chop tomatoes with salt.
  2. Place chopped tomatoes in a large sieve lined with a double layer of damp cheesecloth.
  3. Set sieve over a bowl.
  4. Let mixture drain in the refrigerator for 24 hours to collect the liquid.
  5. Discard tomato pulp and reserve the liquid.

Ravioli Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, stir fresh goat cheese, aged goat cheese, bread crumbs, pesto, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper.
  2. On a work surface, lay out 8 egg roll wrappers and brush each with egg wash.
  3. With a sharp knife, mark each wrapper into 4 squares, taking care not to cut all the way through.
  4. Place about 1 tablespoon of the goat-cheese mixture in the center of each square.
  5. Cover with the remaining 8 wrappers and press edges together.
  6. With a knife, cut each double wrapper into 4 squares to yield 32 squares of filled ravioli and press edges together.
  7. Cook ravioli in a large pot of boiling, salted water, 1 to 2 minutes and drain completely.
  8. Serve with warm tomato broth.


Roasted garlic puree recipe:

  1. Heat oven to 325 F.
  2. Line baking sheet with foil.
  3. Cut top quarter from 2 large heads of garlic and place, cut side up, on baking sheet.
  4. Drizzle generous tablespoon of olive oil over garlic.
  5. Sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt and pinch freshly ground black pepper.
  6. Turn garlic cut side down, and roast until cloves are soft and golden brown, about 1 hour.
  7. Remove, let sit until cool enough to handle.
  8. Squeeze garlic, gently pressing to release cloves into a bowl.
  9. Stir to blend to a spreading consistency.

Happy Cooking!

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