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Summer crostini with buffalo mozzarella and ham

Crostini with mozzarella and ham: a delicious combination of flavors

Crostini with buffalo mozzarella and cooked ham are an irresistible culinary delight that combines the freshness and creaminess of buffalo mozzarella with the salty sweetness of cooked ham. This simple appetizer is perfect for accompanying aperitifs, informal dinners or simply to satisfy a craving for flavour.

Ideas for the summer: wi croutons

Crostini with buffalo mozzarella and cooked ham are also an excellent quick and fresh alternative for a summer meal. During hot days, it is often preferable to avoid turning on the stove or oven so as not to further burden the environment. In these cases, croutons - in any sauce - prove to be a perfect choice.

The freshness of the mozzarella and the lightness of the ham combine to create a light and tasty dish, ideal for a lunch break or a summer dinner.

The creamy texture of the mozzarella goes perfectly with the crunch of the toasted bread, offering a pleasant contrast on the palate.

Furthermore, the addition of cherry tomatoes and fresh basil gives a note of freshness and vitality to the crostini, making them even more appetizing and suitable for the summer season.

Preparing crostini with buffalo mozzarella and cooked ham takes only a few minutes, allowing you to enjoy a light and tasty meal without having to spend hours in the kitchen. You can accompany the croutons with a fresh mixed salad or a cold soup for a complete and balanced meal.

The quality of Italian buffalo mozzarella

Buffalo mozzarella is a fundamental ingredient for the crostini we are about to prepare. It is a fresh, creamy and delicate cheese, produced using buffalo milk.

Its quality and flavor depend on the care and attention dedicated to its production. In the recipe for crostini with buffalo mozzarella and cooked ham, we recommend using high-quality buffalo mozzarella.

Be sure to look for fresh, authentic mozzarella, preferably made from the milk of buffaloes raised in Italy.

High-quality buffalo mozzarella stands out for its soft and creamy texture, as well as its sweet and delicate taste.

When you taste a slice of this mozzarella, you will notice its balanced flavor and its pleasant acidity, which goes perfectly with cooked ham.

Recipe for crostini with buffalo mozzarella and ham


  • Slices of homemade bread or baguette to taste
  • 2 High quality buffalo mozzarella
  • 100 g of cooked or raw ham
  • Cherry tomatoes to taste
  • Fresh basil to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil to taste
  • Salt and Pepper To Taste

Summer crostini procedure

Take slices of homemade bread or baguette, sprinkle with olive oil and toast them in a pan lightly on both sides until they become crispy.

Cut the buffalo mozzarella into thin slices. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and finely chop the fresh basil.

Arrange the toasted bread slices on a serving plate and distribute the buffalo mozzarella slices on each slice.

Add a slice of cooked ham to each crouton. Place a few cherry tomatoes on each crouton and sprinkle with chopped fresh basil.

Season the croutons with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, then add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.

Serve the crostini with buffalo mozzarella and cooked ham immediately, so that the mozzarella remains fresh and the combination of flavors is at its best.

Alternatively, you can prepare the croutons and bake them in the oven at 180° for about 10 minutes.

These crostini are a real delight for the palate. The high-quality buffalo mozzarella adds a note of creaminess and delicacy, while the cooked ham gives a touch of salty flavor - for an extra boost try raw ham.

The cherry tomatoes add a fresh note and the fresh basil gives an irresistible aroma. Everything is enhanced by the extra virgin olive oil, which gives a light fruity note and perfectly completes the combination of ingredients.

Crostini with buffalo mozzarella and cooked ham are an ideal appetizer to serve on special occasions or as a refined snack for an informal occasion. Their simplicity in preparation also makes them suitable for an evening with friends or a family dinner.

Now that you know the recipe and the importance of the quality of buffalo mozzarella, all you have to do is get to the stove and delight yourself with these fantastic crostini. Enjoy your meal!