These bites of Prosciutto di Parma Wrapped Grana Padano with Fig Preserves are the perfect party snack. This easy to make, no-bake finger food comes together in under 10-minutes.
You know, those appetizer recipes that once you have them in your arsenal, you feel like you can take on any party or potluck?
This is that appetizer.
Prosciutto di Parma Wrapped Grana Padano
These savory, cheesy bites with a hint of sweetness make the perfect party appetizer. Why?
- They take all of ten minutes to make.
- You only need three ingredients.
- There’s no need for serving utensils or toothpicks. Just wrap them up and serve.
In reality, you don’t need a recipe, but I gave you one anyway! Just grab a wedge of Grana Padano cheese, some sliced Prosciutto di Parma, and a jar of fig preserves.
About those ingredients…
Why Prosciutto di Parma?
I always seek out Prosciutto di Parma when I’m buying prosciutto. It’s made with just two ingredients – the hind legs of specially bred Italian pigs and sea salt.
If you’re buying pre-sliced you’ll notice the gold crown on the label which ensures its quality. Otherwise, you can also find it at the deli counter in many grocery stores. Prosciutto di Parma producers take their time to craft the best prosciutto. It’s buttery yet surprisingly delicate.
It’s perfect for making an appetizer feel extra special, but it’s also perfect for everyday snacking… I tend to have a couple packages in my fridge at all times.
What is Grana Padano?
Grana Padano cheese is made from part-skim raw cow’s milk from Northern Italy. Each wheel of cheese must age a minimum of 9 months and once passing strict quality checks, it receives the fire-branded mark which certifies the quality of the cheese.
How to Make Prosciutto di Parma Wrapped Grana Padano
To make these bites, I cut a wedge of Grana Padano into thin slices about 1-inch wide in diameter. To each piece, I add a small dollop of fig preserves. Then, I cut each slice of prosciutto in quarters and wrap them around the cheese pieces.
That’s it! Super simple.
Wine Pairings for Prosciutto di Parma Wrapped Grana Padano:
- Try pairing these bites with a zesty white wine like a Sauvignon Blanc or a Pinot Gris. Their mouth-watering acidity will help cut through the sweetness and fattiness of the prosciutto and fig preserves.
- Bubbles make a fun pairing – Try Cava, Prosecco or Champagne.
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More easy appetizer recipes:
- Baked Brie in Puff Pastry
- Pasta Chips
- Prosciutto Wrapped Avocado Bites
- Prosciutto, Brie & Honey Crostini
- Sausage Bites in White Wine with Creamy Mustard Dipping Sauce
- Baked Goat Cheese Appetizer
- Ham and Cheese Pinwheels with “Everything” Bagel Seasoning
Prosciutto di Parma Wrapped Grana Padano with Fig Preserves
- 4 ounces thinly sliced Prosciutto di Parma (¼ pound)
- 4 ounces Grana Padano cheese
- 2 ounces fig preserves
- Cut the Grana Padano into thin slices about 1-inch in diameter.
- To each piece, add a small dollop of fig preserves.
- Cut each slice of prosciutto in quarters and wrap them around the cheese pieces.Enjoy!
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