This Month's Featured Recipe:

Cestino di Parmigiano Reggiano con Prosciutto CITTERIO

  • 1 Package Citterio Fresco Prosciutto or Prosciutto di Parma
  • 1 Wedge Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese (shredded)Crostini Asparagus Prosciutto
  • Bib Lettuce
  • 2 Avocados
  • Fresh Mozzarella Cheese - sliced
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1 Roasted Red Pepper (sliced)
  • 2 Shallots (thinly sliced)
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 c. White Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt (for Shallots)
  • 1 tsp. Sugar
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • Cilantro
  • Balsamic Vinegar


Cheese Cestino (basket):
Preheat oven to 350F. Cut parchment paper to cover cookie sheets.
Shred Cheese. Spoon cheese on parchment paper in 3" circles. Sprinkle with pepper.
Bake in oven for 4-6 minutes (you want the cheese to be slightly melted, but not liquid). Remove from heat and allow to cool 1-3 minutes. Take 3 cheese circles and shape into a basket shape - you can do this by hand or use a muffin pan or a bowl to help shape). Allow to form (if you want a more sturdy basket, place in refrigerator for 15 minutes).
You can prepare these 1 day in advance

Combine Vinegar, Salt, and sugar in a pan and bring to a simmer.
Simmer for 3 minutes while whisking until incorporated.
Remove from heat, pour into bowl.
Add shallots. Let sit 2-3 hours (minimum). Prepare no more than 2 days before serving (keep refrigerated).

Mash avocado in a large bowl.
Add chopped onion, chopped Cilantro (to taste) and 1 tsp Olive oil. Salt & Pepper to taste. Mix thoroughly. Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon on top to prevent the avocado from turning brown.

Prosciutto Crisps:
Preheat oven to 350F.
Remove slices of Prosciutto and place on sheets of foil.
Place in oven and bake for 8-12 minutes (until slightly crisp, but not brittle) - remove from heat and allow to cool on paper towels.

Place a few leaves of lettuce in the bottom of the cheese basket.
Scoop 1 large spoon of avocado mixture on top of the lettuce.
Place 1 slice of fresh mozzarella cheese on top of avocado
Place 1 sliced of tomato on top of cheese.
Top with some shallots, a slice of roasted red pepper and sprinkle with pepper.
Place a Prosciutto crisp in the side of the basket.
Drizzle with Balsamic Olive Oil.

Serve and Enjoy!


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Prosciutto & Prosciutto di Parma Recipes:

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Prosciutto di Parma Grain Salad

Prosciutto di Parma con Grissini

Prosciutto con Pere e Scaglie di Parmigiano Reggiano

Crostini with Prosciutto and Figs

Crescenza-Stracchino™ & Prosciutto Pizza

Pasta Cavatappi con Citterio Prosciutto, Piselli e Pepperoni Arrosto

Tagliatelle Paglia e Fino, al Prosciutto

P.L.T. - Prosciutto Lettuce Tomato

Asparagus wrapped with Prosciutto

Crostini with Ricotta, Asparagus Tops and Prosciutto

Risotto with Asparagus wrapped with Prosciutto

Cestino di Parmigianno Reggiano con Prosciutto CITTERIO

Bresaola Recipes:

Bresaola con Burrata e Pesche Grigliate

Bresaola Antipasto

Bresaola Salad

Insalata Mista con Bresaola

Capocollo Recipes:

Southern Italian-Style Greens with Citterio Hot Capocollo & Beans

Milano salame Recipes:

Milano Salame Salad

Mortadella Recipes:

Insalata Mista con Mortadella Strips

Lasagna di Zucchine con Mortadella

Mortadella & Asparagus Crespelle with Bechamel Sauce

Pancetta Recipes:

Asparagus Salad with Pancetta and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Pancetta with Sweet Peas and Onion

Thanksgiving Stuffing with Pancetta (or Speck) and Chestnuts

Vegetable Soup with Pancetta

Pan Seared Scallops in Pancetta Cups

Pancetta Frittata

Prosciutto Cotto Recipes:

Prosciutto Cotto Croissants

Speck Recipes:

Speck and Mozzarella Appetizer

Thanksgiving Stuffing with Pancetta (or Speck) and Chestnuts

Rose di Speck su Letto di Patate

Zuppa di Asparagi con Crostini e Speck

Risotto Alla Zucca e CITTERIO Speck

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