Antipasto Platter

Made with Perfect Italiano™ Ricotta and Parmesan Cheese

An antipasto platter is a traditional Italian appetiser plate of cured meats, cheeses, olives and vegetables served with bread. There are no right and wrong choices as to what to include on an antipasto platter, but consider a balance of colour, flavour, texture and how well the ingredients complement each other. Consider also what is to follow in the main meal.

The following platter provides a range of antipasti suitable for 8 people:


  • 250g Perfect Italiano Ricotta
  • ½ tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • chilli flakes
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 250g block of Perfect Italiano Parmesan
  • 250g piece blue cheese
  • 1 small whole salami
  • 80g sliced fennel salami
  • 80g prosciutto
  • ¾ cup mixed olives
  • ½ cup fresh walnuts
  • 1 pomegranate
  • 1 red and 1 yellow roasted pepper, sliced
  • 100 g marinated artichokes
  • your choice of toasted ciabatta, crackers or flatbread
  • fresh herbs to garnish
  • olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dipping bread


  1. Combine the ricotta and lemon zest and place into a small bowl. Sprinkle with chilli flakes and drizzle with olive oil.
  2. Place the ricotta onto a large platter or wooden board.  Arrange the remaining ingredients on the platter. Cut or shave some thin slices of the parmesan and allow guests to help themselves.