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Grilled Dried Plums, Montasio and Prosciutto

Grilled Dried Plums, Montasio and Prosciutto

I discovered Montasio on my last trip to Italy and fell in love. It melts beautifully and has a wonderful nutty flavor that pairs well with plums and prosciutto. What I love about prosciutto is a little bit of the good stuff goes a long way in flavor!

Makes 20 pieces.


6 ounces Montasio
2 ounces thinly sliced Prosciutto di Parma or Prosciutto di San Danielle
20 dried plums, pitted
20 toothpicks
2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil


Cut the Montasio into 20 cubes, 1/2-inch square. Cut the prosciutto into 20 pieces, 1-inch by 5 inches.

Preheat an outdoor grill.

Open the dried plums by making a slit along one side. Insert a cube of cheese into the inside of each dried plum. Wrap each dries plum with a piece of the prosciutto. Brush the outside of the prosciutto with oil and grill, turning often until light golden and the cheese softens, 3 to 5 minutes.