My Family's Christmas Recipes : Tagliere Di Salumi - Cured Meats Platter (Appetizer)

It would not be Christmas without a cured meats platter on the table. This is exactly how every Christmas dinner starts on my Family.
We usually lay down, on a wooden cutting board, a variety of cured meats as :
Prosciutto Cotto – Cooked Ham
Prosciutto Crudo Di Parma – Parma Ham
Salame – Salami
Mortadella (a large Italian sausage or cold cut made of finely hashed or ground, heat-cured pork sausage, with small cubes of pork fat)
Speck (smoked cured ham from Alto Adige Region)
Bresaola (air-died beef from Valtellina)
We also put on the board different cheeses and traditional appetizer as:
Gorgonzola Con Mascarpone E Noci – Gorgonzola With Mascarpone Cheese and Walnuts
Parmigiano Reggiano or Grana Padano
Mostarda (an Italian condiment made of candied fruit and a mustard flavored syrup)
Sottaceti – Pickled Vegetables
Alici marinate – Marinated Fresh Anchovies
All these delicacies are accompanied by fresh bakes bread, mineral sparkling water and Italian wine.

Buon Appetito & Buone Feste 🙂

Photo By Maurizio “OTTO” De Togni

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