Three for Italian: Three Ingredients, One Fabulous Appetizer

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You don’t need many ingredients to create an Italian appetizer spread. The legendary flavors of authentic Italian cheeses are delicious on their own. Don’t make things too complicated – make some simple, gourmet cheese appetizers with Il Villaggio!

Simply scrumptious, these Italian hors d’oeuvres have just three ingredients and are perfect for holiday entertaining.

Mozzarella Caprese Appetizer
Caprese salad is served in Italian restaurants around the world; simple, flavorful ingredients come together to create tasty refreshment. To prepare this dish, cut slices of Il Villaggio Mozzarella cheese and tomatoes. Make individual stacks of cheese and tomato, and then top with a fresh basil leaf.

Gongonzola Crostini with Honey
Simple doesn’t mean boring, and this easy appetizer is a great example. Top crunchy slices of toasted baguette with Il Villaggio Gorgonzola Cheese, pop them in the oven and broil until the cheese melts. Remove from heat and drizzle honey on top to balance out the savory cheese.

Parmesan Roasted Asparagus Appetizer
Asparagus is known as a healthy vegetable with a crunchy snap. Take this vegetable to flavorful heights by roasting it and topping with Il Villaggio Parmigiano-Reggiano. Drizzle olive oil on the asparagus, sprinkle with salt and pepper, then roast at 425 for 25 minutes. Remove from heat and top with generous shavings of Parmigiano.

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