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 Ann Baker of Dinner Is Served’s salad recipe. Keep reading for a chance to win a box of seven delicious BelGioioso cheeses!
As we’ve mentioned before, Italian dinners are spaced out affairs. They are events in and of themselves. You nibble some antipasti, you enjoy a dish of pasta, you have a meat course, and then you have a crisp, fresh salad to space the hearty meat course from the rich dessert course. I enjoy having the salad course later in the meal. Americans tend to have a salad first thing, for I agree with Italians that it makes a nice meal closer. It balances out the flavors and textures of the pasta and meat course and makes you feel like you’ve really earned your dessert. No matter when you eat your salad course, a really well-done salad is a thing of beauty. Here are two classic Italian salad recipes from BelGioioso and one twist on tradition salad recipe from Ann Baker of Dinner Is Served.
Twist on Tradition
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What is the most unexpectedly delicious salad you’ve ever had? Did it have dark chocolate shaved over it? Or perhaps there wasn’t a leafy green in sight? We want to know! Tell us your answer in the comments section below by Monday, December 8, 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!