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Antipasto Twist on Tradition

BelGioioso CreamyGorg Mousse with Apple and Thyme

This year, BelGioioso wanted to share some favorite traditional Italian dishes made with their award-winning artisan cheeses with the readers of culture. But they wanted to do more than that. They’ve invited bloggers to create new recipes that are a twist on the traditional five-course Italian meal. For each course, BelGioioso has provided a traditional recipe and a blogger has created a “Twist on Tradition” recipe, also using BelGioioso cheese. Today we’re happy to share Christina Conrad of Foodie with a Life’s antipasto recipe. Keep reading for a chance to win a box of seven delicious BelGioioso cheeses!

The antipasto course is traditionally the first course of an Italian meal. It’s the dish that sets the stage for the rest of the meal. Usually an antipasto is simple: the quality of the ingredients is more important than the number of them. But what antipasti may lack in complexity they certainly make up for in boldness – just because you’re only using a few ingredients doesn’t mean you can’t make a statement. Here are two classic Italian antipasti recipes from BelGioioso and one twist on tradition antipasti recipe from Christina Conrad of Foodie with a Life.


Festive BelGioioso Sharp Provolone Antipasto

Simple and quick to make, this Festive BelGioioso Sharp Provolone Antipasto will be an instant favorite at holiday meals. The strong flavors of sharp provolone, briny olives, bright citrus, and woodsy rosemary will please any palate.

Phyllo Wrapped Asparagus with BelGioioso Asiago

Nothing improves asparagus like wrapping it in buttery, flaky phyllo dough covered in melted, crispy BelGioioso Asiago cheese. Want proof? Try this Asiago Phyllo-Wrapped Asparagus.


Twist on Tradition

BelGioioso CreamyGorg Mousse with Apple and Thyme

Christina Conrad’s BelGioioso CreamyGorg Mousse, Apple, & Thyme Crostini recipe was inspired by a gorgonzola and fennel pizza she enjoyed on a chilly Sunday in Apecchio, Italy.

Win a Box of BelGioioso Cheese!

If you could host a dinner party with any three people in the world, who would you invite? Historic or modern, dead or living, famous or familiar, we want to know. Post your answer in the comments section below by Monday, November 24, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.EST for a chance to win a fantastic giveaway of seven delicious BelGioioso cheeses and a year’s subscription to culture. You must be located in the continental US to win. Good luck!

Christina Conrad

Christina Conrad believes you can eat well and still have a full life! Foodie with a Life recipes are straight from a tiny kitchen and bustling schedule. Christina's goal is to create accessible, flavorful and (usually) healthy recipes to promote a balance of work and play. She believes we need to nurture ourselves on the very basic level of real food and get back to the dinner table with family and friends. Read more about Christina here: http://foodiewithalife.com/

BelGioioso Cheese

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One thought on “Antipasto Twist on Tradition”

  1. Avatar Stacy Locsin says:

    Three people in the world I would want to host a dinner party with:
    1) Viktor Frankl – Holocaust Survivor and Famous Author
    2) Daniel Pink – Famous Author
    3) Abraham Lincoln

    All three of these individuals possess incredible knowledge and character traits that I would want to discuss and delve into deep understanding.

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