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Simple Parma Ham Platter

Not Delia's simple Parma ham platter with melon, Manchego cheese, artichoke hearts, and green and kalamata olives

Here’s a very simple antipasti platter which you can also use as a starter. The photo shows a sharing platter for two, but you could easily scale it down to make individual servings, or scale it up for more people. You can also vary the ingredients according to your tastes and budget.

Mine includes Parma ham, melon slices, Manchego cheese, artichoke hearts (from a jar), and green and black olives.

I think the presentation matters for this kind of dish. You don’t need to use expensive ingredients or fancy plates, but do take care about how you present the food on the plate. If you have a go yourself, please send in your ideas.



Or if you’re looking for more ideas of things to do with salami, Parma ham and other charcuterie products, this book could be a good starting point:

Salumi: Savoury Recipes and Serving Ideas for Salame, Prosciutto, and More

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Joyce Goldberg and John Piccetti
Hardback, 144 pages
2009, Chronicle Books
ISBN 978-0-8118-6424-4
RRP: £16.99


3 Responses to “Simple Parma Ham Platter”

  1. Zentner

    That is really unusual at least for me to see ham wrapped around a melon. Is it eaten separately?

  2. Not Delia

    No! It’s a classic combination. The sweetness of the melon married to the saltiness of the Parma ham is sublime. You eat it together. It’s a match made in heaven, just like cheese and wine, lamb and mint or tomato and basil.

    Do try it if you get the chance.

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