Broiled Bocconcini di Pura Capra Wrapped in Speck Recipe

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Broiled Bocconcini di Pura Capra Wrapped in Speck Recipe
Broiled Bocconcini di Pura Capra Wrapped in Speck
Joseph de Leo

Broiled Bocconcini di Pura Capra Wrapped in Speck

Bocconcini di pura capra are soft little pillows of bloom-rind goat’s milk cheese made in Piedmont, Italy, at the Caseificio Alta Langa. They are delicate, gooey, and creamy with a rich but not overly goaty flavor. They are perfect picnic cheeses as they are, but if I am near an open flame or broiler/grill when I have them, I cannot resist wrapping them in a piece of prosciutto, pancetta, or speck and giving them a quick blast of heat. The word bocconcini literally translates to “little mouthfuls,” and while the makers of the cheese were no doubt referring to the diminutive size of these little cheeses, this recipe always has me greedily trying to get the whole thing in my mouth at once. The perfect combination and simple preparation makes me smile every time.

Bocconcini di pura capra is becoming more and more widely available at cheese shops and better quality grocers, though Marcellin or even Andante Dairy’s Accapella are also good options.

Speck is a gently smoked ham from the Tyrol on the Italian-Austrian border. In addition to a delicate smoky flavor, traditional speck has the perfume of juniper berries, which are used in the speck-curing process.

Click here to see how to make the perfect cheese board at home.

4
Servings
143
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 disks bocconcini di pura capra cheese
  • 4 paper-thin slices speck, prosciutto, or pancetta
  • Crusty bread, for serving
  • Arugula or rocket, for serving (optional)

Directions

Preheat the oven to broil/grill.

Remove the paper from the cheese and wrap the meat around them like a ribbon around a present. Place on a baking sheet and broil/grill for 3-5 minutes, until the meat is crisp and the cheese has begun to bubble. Remove and serve immediately with crusty bread and perhaps some fresh arugula/rocket, if desired.

Wrap Shopping Tip

Look to the deli for cold-cuts and cheeses sliced to order; they'll taste fresher than their vacuum-sealed counterparts.

Wrap Cooking Tip

For a more pronounced flavor, try drizzling your bread lightly with some olive oil and grilling it.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Saturated Fat
6g
29%
Cholesterol
39mg
13%
Protein
11g
22%
Carbs
0.4g
0.1%
Vitamin A
74µg
8%
Vitamin B12
0.4µg
6.3%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.3mg
1.3%
Vitamin K
0.8µg
1%
Calcium
191mg
19%
Folate (food)
8µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
8µg
2%
Iron
0.2mg
1.2%
Magnesium
11mg
3%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.6mg
3%
Phosphorus
180mg
26%
Polyunsaturated
0.5g
N/A
Potassium
98mg
3%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
9.3%
Sodium
585mg
24%
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
9%

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