Created in Partnership with the James Beard Foundation

Sourced from fine wine regions ranging from the North Coast to Oregon, Dough Wines are crafted to be exceptionally food friendly. Dough believes that each glass, bottle and conversation can make an impact, and become a catalyst for good.

Dough Council of Ambassadors

Our Ambassadors “rise to the occasion” with us in support of the James Beard Foundation. These culinary and advocacy leaders’ expertise, work and mission aligns powerfully with dough’s support of restaurant recovery, equality in the kitchen and food sustainability.

Fresh ingredients ... dazzling flavors

Dough Wines Ambassador and James Beard Award Finalist Nominee for Best Chef: New York State Ayesha Nurdjaja created this simple but satisfying summer salad with fresh ripe heirloom melon and cucumber.  

As a chef, restaurateur and advocate for a more sustainable food system, it’s an honor to join forces with Dough Wines, a brand that shares my commitment to diversity and sustainability efforts and restaurant recovery.

Dough Wine pairings

Made with a traditional Charmoula herb blend, this quintessential summer salad offers up the perfect notes of fresh herbs, a hint of spice and juicy, flavorful fruit to pair with Dough Sauvignon Blanc.

Heirloom Melon & Cucumber Salad

Ayesha Nurdjaja
Enjoy this savory & sweet summer recipe from Dough Ambassador Chef Ayesha Nurdjaja ... perfect with Dough Sauvignon Blanc.
Course Salad
Servings 4



  • 3 bunches cilantro
  • 1/2 serrano chile
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt, to taste


  • 1/2 cup heirloom honeydew melon cut into 1” pieces, from 1 medium melon
  • 1/2 cup heirloom cantaloupe cut into 1” pieces, from 1 medium melon
  • 1/2 cup cucumber cut into 1” pieces
  • Torn mint leaves, to taste


Make Charmoula

  • In a food processor buzz cilantro and serrano chile until everything is minced.
  • Add cardamom .
  • Drizzle in olive oil and season with salt.

Make Salad

  • Cut up fruits and cucumber.
  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl thoroughly.
  • Garnish with torn mint leaves.
Wine Category Sauvignon Blanc
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