Gorgonzola Antipasto Platter

This Antipasto Platter features delicious Gorgonzola cheese and other special Italian and English Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) products. 

Simply bring bramley apples, dates, brown sugar, cider vinegar and spices to the boil.  Simmer and stir occasionally until the liquid has reduced. Chill in the fridge before serving as part of a Gorgonzola Antipasto Platter. A perfect centrepiece at your Easter feast!

Gorgonzola is a high quality cheese guaranteed by production rules with an unmistakable aroma and taste and a history which allegedly dates back to the eighth century. There are currently 40 dairies and over 3,000 farms making milk for the production of Gorgonzola cheese!

By law and tradition, Gorgonzola cheese can only be produced in the following provinces: Novara, Vercelli, Cuneo, Biella, Verbano Cusio Ossola, and the area of Casale Monferrato within the Piedmont region, and Bergamo, Brescia, Como, Cremona, Lecco, Lodi, Milano, Monza, Pavia, and Varese within the Lombardy region.

Only high quality cows' milk produced in these provinces may be used to make Gorgonzola and to grant the cheese its PDO certification. PDOs are defined and protected by European Union law in order to defend the reputation of national foods.

Gorgonzola is recognised by a marked 'g' on the aluminium foil that protects the cheese and can only be applied by producers authorised by the Consortium. The label of origin branded on the cheese wheel also guarantees the quality and authenticity of the product.

Gorgonzola has excellent nutritional properties; it is extremely rich in vitamins and minerals such as calcium, iron and phosphorus. It is also a highly versatile product which can be used in a wide range of recipes including appetisers, main courses, and even desserts.

Gorgonzola Antipasto Platter

100g Gorgonzola piccante, sliced
100g Gorgonzola dolce, sliced
100g West Country Farmhouse Cheddar, sliced
100g  Parmigiano Reggiano, chunked
Black pepper Crackers

Date and Apple Chutney:
2 cloves
1 allspice berry
100ml cider vinegar
300g bramley apples, chopped
50g dates, chopped (preferably fresh)
50g dark brown sugar

Place all ingredients for the chutney in a heavy based saucepan, stir and bring to the boil
Simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally until nearly all the liquid has reduced
Cool and chill in the fridge for at least an hour before serving as part of a Gorgonzola Antipasto Platter



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