Crostini con Asiago, Speck, e Miele

Crostini con Asiago, Speck, e Miele
  • courseAntipasto
  • difficultyEasy
  • preparation time20 minutes

Meaning "little toasts," crostini are small slices of toasted bread. Typically served as an appetizer, each slice is a wonderful base for topping with cheese, vegetables, spread, or cured meats.

Inspired by the flavors of northern Italy, these crostini are topped with aged Asiago cheese from Veneto, and speck, a cured smoked ham from Alto Adige. Each slice is then drizzled with Italian honey, resulting in a sweet-and-savory combination.

Get the recipe below, then shop all the ingredients at your local Eataly.

Crostini con Asiago, Speck, e Miele
(Asiago Cheese, Speck, and Honey Crostini)

Recipe courtesy of Eataly

Yield: 6 servings

1 fresh loaf of bread, cut into 12 slices
1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
sea salt
12 slices of Speck Alto Adige PGI
4 ounces aged Asiago PDO cheese, grated
6 tbsp honey

Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.

Place slices of bread on a baking cheese and brush with extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle a little sea salt on each slice. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until slightly golden. Just before removing from the oven, sprinkle each slice with Asiago cheese. Return to oven and bake just until cheese has melted. Remove and let cool for about 3 minutes.

Top each crostini with a slice of speck and drizzle with honey just before serving.

Buon appetito!


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