Niman Ranch prosciutto, melon & bleu cheese bites

Prosciutto, Melon & Bleu Cheese Bites

Prep: 10-15 Minutes

Cook: N/A

Serves: 6

This recipe makes 12 melon & bleu cheese bites. Cut the prep time in half when you purchase pre-cut melon and double the ingredients to make enough bites for a party. You can wrap any leftover prosciutto around the leftover melon for a late-night snack.

Ingredients

1 3 oz pack Niman Ranch prosciutto

1 ripe cantaloupe melon

3 to 4 fresh basil tops, or one package of fresh basil

1 package of bleu cheese

12 toothpicks

4 tablespoons of balsamic reduction, optional

Directions

  1. Remove the rind and seeds from the melon and cut into approx. 1- inch cubes. Place 12 of the melon cubes slightly spaced out on a serving tray or platter.
  2. Cut the bleu cheese into 12, 1-inch slivers and place on top of each melon.
  3. Place on basil leaf on top of each piece of bleu cheese.
  4. Cut or rip the prosciutto into 12, 2-inch wide pieces. Fold and place on top of each piece of basil, gently skewering with a toothpick through the rest of the ingredients to keep all the components together.
  5. Cover and put in the fridge until ready to serve, or serve immediately.
  6. Optional: drizzle lightly with balsamic reduction when ready to serve.