How To Build An Italian-Inspired Cheese Board

With Wine Pairings!

Build an Italian-Inspired Cheese Board

I’ve never met an Italian wine and cheese pairing I didn’t like. My love for Italian wine & cheese started years ago when I studied in Rome. The best evenings in Italy were spent sipping on wine and eating caprese salad during “aperitivo” (AKA an Italian happy hour). That is exactly what inspired me to build this delicious Italian charcuterie board.

Check out the video below for a step-by-step tutorial on how to build your own italian-inspired charcuterie board at home. Don’t forget to scroll down for some mouth-watering wine pairings!

Step-By-Step Tutorial On How To Build An Italian-Inspired Cheese Board

Time needed: 20 minutes.

How To Build An Italian-Inspired Charcuterie Board – List of Ingredients

  1. Cheese Board

    20″ by 12″ slate board from Crate & Barrel

  2. Two Small Ramekins

  3. Skewers

    Thread Cherry tomatoes, Mozzarella balls, and Basil on skewers in alternating order

  4. Mozzarella

  5. Parmigiano-Reggiano

  6. Fontina Val D’Aosta Cheese

  7. Table Water Crackers

  8. Sopressa (Meat)

  9. Cherry Tomatoes

  10. Prosciutto-Wrapped Melon

  11. Pistachios

  12. Green Olives

  13. Marcona Olives

  14. Basil

  15. Sopressata Salami

  16. Pistachio Cookies

  17. Dried Pears

Decadent Wine Pairings:

Italian Wine & Cheese Pairings

Fontina with Nebbiolo

Fontina is an Italian cow’s milk cheese with a mild and nutty flavor. It’s a very versatile cheese that pairs perfectly with a Nebbiolo. Nebbiolo is known for its earthy, cherry flavors and mouth-gripping tannins.

Mozzarella with Pinot Grigio

Mozzarella is an Italian cheese made from buffalo’s milk. It’s soft, slight tangy cheese which pairs nicely with the acidity in a Pinot Grigio.

Parmigiano-Reggiano with Chianti

Parmigiano-Reggiono is typically a hard, aged, and strong cheese. It pairs great with a bold red like a Chianti.