Appetizer roll with cheese
- 500g plain or smoked cheese (whole – round or rectangular stick or block)
For Finish / Filling Ingredients:
- 100g cream cheese (plain, with greens, peppers, etc.), pate or melted cheese
- 100g ham (ham, bacon, pastrama)
For serving / Other ingredients:
If you don't know what to eat for breakfast or you are waiting for guests to visit and you are looking for an entree idea, we offer you a cheese roll, tasty and easy to make. This appetizer roll contains only three ingredients and only needs a few minutes of your time. Here are the steps you need to take to get a cheese roll with ham, with a restaurant look.
Turn the cheese into dough
The first step in the cheese roll recipe is to heat a pot of water, large enough to then insert the cheese completely into it. Leave the cheese in its own packaging and protect it additionally with a bag, which you will close as well as possible, to prevent water from entering.
Put the pot of water on the fire and heat until it starts to boil. Turn off the burner, put the cheese in boiling water, put a lid on and leave it like this for 30 minutes or until the cheese has softened enough to be rolled into an appetizer roll dough.
Form the cheese sheet
For this cheese roll, the base is the melted cheese sheet, which frames the rest of the ingredients. It is obtained quite easily, spreading with a twister the cheese soaked by heating, on a food foil, until you manage to define a sheet 5mm thick and a width of 20cm.
Top with a layer of cream cheese
If you chose to make the appetizer roll with cheese, the first layer of filling is represented by cream cheese. It must be well stretched to cover the entire surface, but the layer must not be very thick, because it will come out at the ends when you run. The same advice applies if you choose to replace cream cheese with pate or melted cheese.
Add slices of ham
Whether you opt for bacon, pressed ham or prosciutto, it is important that the slices are cut thin enough to roll easily. The easiest way is to buy the product already sliced when you decide to make this appetizer roll recipe.
Cover the entire surface of the cheese sheet with slices of ham, placed next to each other, without overlapping them.
Form the roll with cheese and let it cool
The appetizer roll with cheese is almost ready. All you have to do is roll the cheese sheet as tightly as you can, using the food foil, and wrap it tightly. These rolls need to be refrigerated for at least 3 hours before serving.
Cut and serve the appetizer roll with ham and cheese
After taking the ham and cheese roll out of the fridge, portion it with a knife , in as even slices as possible, and you are ready to serve.
You can eat this cheese roll with a few olives or a salad of vegetables, but you can also serve it on a plate, along with other rolled appetizers, saltines, canapés, etc. both in the family and at festive meals.