I remember the first time I ordered a Spritz in Italy, and the waitress brought us some amazing cheese with honey and jams...I can't believe I can fin...
Very few things scream 'Aperitivo!' like a lovely colorful board packed with all your favorite cheeses and fresh fruit!
Add a glass of your choice (a lovely glass of Italian bubbly would be ours), and let the kicking-back begin!
Although grapes, pears, and apples are without a doubt the best fruits to pair with cheese, don't be shy and chop up any of your favorites.
Have fun, and remember that the star of this cheeseboard will definitely be your home-made sweet and spicy jams!
With this cheese board, whether stand-alone, as an aperitif or at the end of a meal, we recommend a sparkling red wine, such as Bonarda, with its fruity hints of cherry and almond, to cleanse the mouth from the cheese and enhance its flavour. For those who want to dare, the combination with a semi-dry Marsala or other dessert wines that are not particularly sweet is definitely intriguing.
for 4 servings
Peel, wash and finely chop the onions, put them in a pot. Add the brown sugar, salt and vinegar.
Mix everything together and let it cook for 45 minutes.
Wash the chillis, clean them and remove most of the seeds, cut them into small pieces.
Clean the red bell pepper in the same way and cut it. Put in a pot adding the sugar and the wine.
Boil until it becomes creamy, it should not be too dry.
Cut the cheese into small pieces, arrange them on the plate starting with the freshest.
Garnish with the sliced fresh fruit, jams and honey in small bowls.
Put the jams in jars close the lids, put the jars in a pot and cover them with water.
Bring to a boil, boil 30 minutes and then let cool in the water.
The lid at the end of cooling (squeezing it in the center) should no longer be elastic and should not make any noise. Store in a cool place.
Nicole Tuesday 23rd of March 2021
I remember the first time I ordered a Spritz in Italy, and the waitress brought us some amazing cheese with honey and jams...I can't believe I can finally make it myself!