Smoked cheese in blankets

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only

Jazz up your Christmas buffet table with these smoky cheese bites, wrapped in pancetta with sprigs of rosemary. Serve golden, crispy and piping hot

PREP 10 mins
COOK 15 mins
DIFFICULTY Easy
SERVES/MAKES 12

Nutrition:

  • calories 107
  • carbs 0
  • saturated fat 5
  • sugar 0
  • protein 5
  • fat 10
  • fibre 0
  • salt 0.8

Ingredients

18-24 thin rashers smoked pancetta
150g Bavarian smoked cheese, trimmed and cut into 24 pieces
a few rosemary sprigs

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180 fan/gas 6. Carefully wrap the pancetta around the cheese pieces (you may not need a full slice of pancetta for each piece of cheese, depending on the size). Can be done two days ahead and kept covered in the fridge.
  2. Put the rosemary sprigs on a baking tray and place the cheese in blankets on top. Roast in the oven for 15 mins until golden and crispy. Serve immediately but be careful, as they will be molten hot inside.