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Add a little flair to your summer BBQ this year with our Provolone cheese.

Open-faced vegetable and provolone melt with pesto

  • Ingredients
  • Sour dough or any thick crusted bread
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic cloves
  • Eggplant, Zucchini, Red Capsicum (your choice)
  • Albiero Provolone Cheese
  • Lemon
  • Pesto – Red or Green
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Gherkin or Jalapeno for garnish
  • Optional – Rustico black Label smoked prosciutto


Cut good thick slices of sour dough bread.

Finely chop garlic cloves, add olive oil for drizzling.

Baste both sides of the bread with garlic oil.

Thinly cut all vegetables, drizzle with half the garlic oil, Season and squeeze half lemon ready for grilling.


Grill vegetables over a hot BBQ or fry pan until cooked

Grill both sides of the bread until golden or dark grill marks from the BBQ

On the flat plate of the BBQ or fry pan add a little oil and fry the provolone cheese a at a high temperature around 1 minute each side until golden colour or the cheese starts melting.


Spread your choice of pesto on grilled sourdough

Top with mixture of grilled vegetables, and place melted provolone on top.

Drizzle with a little more pesto.

Smoked prosciutto can also be added as optional

Serve with Gherkin or small pickled Jalapenos


Provolone comes from the name ‘Prova’ in Italian, which refers to a round shaped cheese in the Campanian language. This popular Italian cheese is made with pure cow’s milk.

Provolone has found its home in the regions of Val Padana in northern Italy. Friesian cows that graze near the Po river supply fresh milk to the creameries and are key to the development of the velvety rich taste of Provolone that we all love.

This delicious cheese has been around since the Middle Ages and it was once considered the “most prestigious” cheese available.

This semi-hard cheese is known to take on a wide range of shapes and sizes. Once opening this epic cheese, you are met with hints of nuts and salty undertones. It’s smooth, mild and full of character you’re sure to love and it’s perfect for any event or gathering.

There are two types of Provolone, depending on the taste you are looking for. There is the Picante (spicy) and the Dolce (sweet). The difference in flavour is due to the time required for the affinage.

Provolone is an irresistibly creamy cheese that can be added to a variety of savoury and sweet dishes. It’s often added to casseroles, pizzas, cheesy mashed potatoes, and pasta dishes. You can also add shredded provolone to salads for a creamy-savoury experience.

They can also be used to accompany BBQ and grilled dishes or eaten individually with salads and platters. Perfect for the summer time and all year round.

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