February 11, 2020

Prosciutto Wrapped Grissini

Prosciutto Wrapped Grissini

Grissini bread sticks wrapped with creamy garlic cheese spread, green onions, and paper thin prosciutto.

Whenever I ago wine tasting, there’s the usual bread sticks to snack on with some bits of cheese. It’s a good snack, but I want more for a real appie. Enter the classic prosciutto…always great with some cheese and a glass of wine.

At one of our wine clubs, they serve prosciutto wrapped around their bread sticks. It tastes pretty good, but too much bread and a bit dry. You really do need a splash of wine to wash it down. Taking that basic idea, I knew it could become a little more satisfying and more of a heartier appetizer.

So, remember when you’d get a couple of small triangles of Laughing Cow Cheese in your lunch box? I thought that would be an interesting cheese to pair with the prosciutto and breadstick. Then I thought…oh…that thick breadstick again. Can I scale it down? Yes, a grissini breadstick!  It’s a thin and crispy Italian breadstick that comes plain or garlic flavored.

Laughing Cow also offers different flavors of cheese, so I chose the Creamy Swiss with Herbed Garlic. I mixed in a bit of green onions to give it a little zing, although I was worried about it, since I originally wanted chives, but couldn’t find any in the garden. Then my neighbor and new test taster, Don, sampled a stick and gave me thumbs up, saying it’s a perfect balance of flavors. Thanks, Don!

One NOTE, though. Because grisinni sticks are thin, they got soggy after awhile from the soft cheese. So serve and eat them immediately. Or if you want them as a buffet item, I would switch out the grissini sticks for regular breadsticks.

Prosciutto Wrapped Grissini

Makes 12

  • 12 grissini breadsticks
  • 6 slices of very thin prosciutto (ask the butcher to slice it)
  • 2 wedges of Laughing Cow Creamy Swiss with Herbed Garlic
  • About 2 tsp thinly chopped green onions

Put the two wedges of cheese in a bowl and combine with the green onions.

Cut the prosciutto slices in half lengthwise, working with one piece at a time. Lightly smear the cheese mixture on the half strip of prosciutto.  Wrapped around a grissini stick. Serve and eat immediately to avoid sogginess. See NOTE above.

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