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Cheese and salami platter

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Cheese and salami platter

Cheese and salami platter recipe

Imagine the classic platter of cold cuts and cheeses that often opens dinners in a trattoria; in the end, it is always more or less the same, the classic wooden chopping board arrives, sometimes round, sometimes in the shape of a pig, with four slices of salami and ham and two pieces of cheese.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 100 g of hard cheese such as Grana Padano to taste
  • 1 wheel of Camembert of about 250 g
  • 100 g of semi-hard cheese type Piave mezzano to taste
  • 100 g of blue cheese type Roquefort to taste
  • 100 g of sliced ​​coppa
  • 100 g of thinly sliced ​​salami
  • 100 g of sliced ​​raw ham
  • 100 g of sliced ​​speck
  • 1 handful of salted toasted almonds
  • 1 handful of macadamia nuts
  • 1 handful of toasted pecans
  • 1 handful of regular walnuts
  • some croutons
  • olive nere q.b.
  • olive verdi q.b.
  • 1 small bowl of mustard with grains
  • 1 small bowl of onion compote
  • 1 small bowl of cugnà
  • 1 bunch of fresh grapes
  • 3-4 fresh figs
  • a few slices of fresh melon
  • a few slices of fresh pineapple
  • 5-6 dried dates
  • 5-6 dried apricots
  • semi-dried tomatoes to taste
  • garlic stalks in oil or gherkins to taste

Instructions

    1. Never serve cold cheese straight from the refrigerator. Remove it from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before serving.
    2. Arrange the cheeses and cured meats on the cutting board first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
    3. In practice, you will be the one to suggest the combinations to the diners through the composition, so pair each cheese with its ideal complement.
    4. Arrange some ingredients that can easily be combined with both cheeses and cured meats on the plate, such as dried or dehydrated fruit, pickles, pickles, or olives, which are perfect complements for both cheeses and cured meats.
    5. Use a variety of fresh or canned fruits and vegetables, such as cherries, figs, grapes, blackberries and berries, plums, courgettes, olives, dates, fresh tomatoes or dried seeds, sliced oranges, cabbage, cauliflower, and gherkins, to name a few.
    6. Purchase high-quality items because a cheese that tastes nothing, no matter how well it is presented, tastes nothing.
    7. Having said that, here's how to make a cheese and salami platter: Get a fairly large chopping board, for example, one with a diameter of 40 centimeters (but a tray will also suffice), then arrange the cheese, taking care to cut and present it as best as possible according to its type, so for example, you can reduce the Grana Padano into coarse pieces, you can slightly heat the Camembert to soften it and deprive it of the upper crust, so that e
    8. At this point, decide where to place the sliced meats (I used coppa, salami, raw ham, and speck) and begin slowly building the composition, following your inspiration and personal tastes.
    9. Finally, arrange the remaining ingredients in the order in which you want to make the various pairings, such as almonds with Camembert, salami and black olives, dried apricots with Roquefort, and so on. Obviously, all of the ingredients listed are just suggestions; you can replace all or just a portion of them based on your preferences and those of your guests.
    10. Once all of the ingredients have been arranged, the cutting board must be completely covered; this will improve the final effect.
    11. Bring the cutting board to the table when it's finished; it'll also make a lovely centerpiece to share and from which everyone can take what they want.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 1201Total Fat 92gSaturated Fat 34gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 51gCholesterol 185mgSodium 2495mgCarbohydrates 47gFiber 8gSugar 32gProtein 54g

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