A collection of meat, cheese and olives that sets up any Italian meal perfectly.


  • 8 slices parma ham 
  • 1 large wedge of parmegiano reggiano (authentic parmesan cheese)
  • salami
  • marinated vegetables (red peppers, aubergines or artichokes)
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • a bowl of mixed olives
  • sea salt
  • 8 grissini (bread sticks)


  • On a big plate, arrange the salami in one corner and then place the wedge of parmesan cheese in another corner with a sharp knife beside it so that guests can cut themselves a piece.
  • Wrap the breadsticks half way with a slice of parma ham and place in another corner. Place the marinated vegetables in a bowl on the plate.
  • Lastly pour the olive oil in to a small bowl and place in the middle of the plate with a small bowl of sea salt and a bowl of mixed olives.
  • To Serve:
  • Serve with a chilled bottle of Prosecco di Valdobbiadene (Italian sparkling wine)! It's a very easy fruity wine with a nice smooth texture and is a great value Italian sparkler, from one of the best estates in Italy (Valdobbiadene); the fruit aromas and flavours are simply delicious.
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