Charcuterie di Italia | Rao's Homemade

Charcuterie di Italia

  • ¼ pound thinly sliced prosciutto
  • ¼ pound thinly sliced Genoa salami
  • ¼ pound thinly sliced soppressata
  • ¼ pound thinly sliced pepperoni
  • ¼ pound thinly sliced mortadella
  • 1 cup Rao’s Homemade Mediterranean Olives
  • 1 cup of Rao’s Homemade Black Olive Spread
  • 1 bunch of grapes
  • ½ pound wedge Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
  • ½ pound wedge Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 1 loaf fresh-baked Italian bread
  • 1 bottle of Rao’s Homemade Ligurian olive oil

“Sometimes we won’t have a formal meal, but I love to put out a selection of cured meats, cheeses and other antipasti dishes.  The Mediterranean Spiced Olives, Black Olive Spread, and Sundried Tomatoes are the perfect compliment to a spread.”

– Frank Pellegrino Jr.


On a large cutting board or platter, lay out all the meats. Roll them into tubes, or simply arrange them in a pleasing composition on the serving platter. Place the mixed olives in a small bowl on the platter, as well as the olive spread, and arrange the grape vines around the bowl.


Arrange the cheeses on the platter, accompanied by a cheese shaver or cheese knife. Wrap bread in aluminum foil and warm in a 300-degree oven for 10-15 minutes. Remove the bread and cut into thick slices. Transfer the slices to a napkin-lined breadbasket or add to platter.


Serve the platter with the warm bread and bottle of Ligurian olive oil.

Mediterranean Spiced Olives
An assortment of delicious green and black olives with a little bit of heat.
Black Olive Spread
Steeped in rich extra virgin olive oil after being harvested, our black olives have been prepared in the traditional Italian way to create this irresistible tapenade.
Ligurian Olive Oil
A fruity and fragrant olive oil with a delicate aroma and notes of pine nut made in the Ligurian region of Italy, famous for its rich soil upon which olive…