Bella's Signature Antipasti Platter


1 cup Marcona Almonds                                    Pane Rustico
1/2 lb. La Quercia Prosciutto                            1 6oz. Olivada Olive Pesto
1/2 lb. Creminelli Tradizionale Sausage                1 6oz. Piccolo Pomodoro 8oz. 8oz. Sweet Grass Dairy Goat Cheese                          Tomato & Basil
8oz. Rogue River Smokey Blue Cheese                1 6oz. Caramelized Onion 8oz. Fresh Mozzarella Bocconcini                          Fennel & Golden Raisin

Choose your favorite large platter or cutting board.  Allow the goat cheese and blue cheese to come to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Have two cheese knives available.
For the Pane Rustico, drizzle with olive oil and salt.  Place in a 350 oven for 30 seconds or until brown.  Arrange the prepared Pane Rustico at the center (Tip: place the Pane Rustico on top of a cake stand for added height). Place the almonds and mozzarella in small bowls. Thinly slice the sausage and fan out along the edge.  Roll the prosciutto into cigars. Serve the Olivada pesto from the jar, or use a small bowl and have a serving spoon available.  The tomatoes and caramelized onions can also be served out of the jar or placed directly on the platter.  (Tip: if serving on the platter, reserve the liquid from the jar, as it makes a delicious condiment). Have small plates, forks, toothpicks, and napkins nearby. Keep your arrangement simple and casual, and you’ll have a wonderful antipasti platter for any party!

Serves 6-8
Buon appetito! copyright 2011 Alisa Barry

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