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The smoked provola is a shortly aged cheese, stretched-curd, of southern origin and mainly prepared from cow’s milk (in some inland areas of Campania it is produced from buffalo milk).
There are many variations made with smoked provola cheese: ideal to enrich salads, first and second courses, excellent presented as a starter in skewers or in gratin recipes. Cut into thick slices and grilled, it can be served with bread, cold cuts and honey.
I personally love the stretched-curd that give a special touch to the course, turning a simple recipe into a super delicious and inviting dish. Stuffed provola rolls are a good example of this: slices of smoked provola cheese that contain a heart of cooked ham, herbs and walnuts … a unique delight!
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: easy
PREPARATION TIME: 15 minutes
COOKING TIME: 4 minutes
SERVES 4 PEOPLE
1 smoked provola cheese Fattorie degli Alburni
4 slices of cooked ham San Giovanni Capitelli Fratelli
A sprig of rosemary
Shelled nuts q.s.
Mixed salad or arugula q.s.
Extra virgin olive oil
Cut 4 slices of smoked provola cheese not too thin. Fill them with cooked ham and sprinkle with a little of rosemary.
Wrap the slices of smoked provola cheese forming rolls and close them using the chives to make a knot. Brush a non-stick pan with extra virgin olive oil and heat.
Place the rolls and brown turning them gently for 3-4 minutes. Put them on a serving dish, sprinkle with a few walnuts and serve with the salad.
Enjoy your meal with Daniela!
Translated by Marta Pitarch Robles