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Cold pasta with vegetables and cheeses

Cold pasta: a tasty and quick dish for the summer

With summer approaching, it's time to discover delicious summer recipes that help us beat the heat and give us an explosion of fresh flavors.

The cold pasta recipe that we present to you today is a perfect dish for these hot days: quick and easy to prepare, rich in fresh ingredients and with a combination of cheeses that will make every bite an unforgettable experience.

The many varieties of cold pasta in summer

Cold pasta is a summer classic, a light and versatile preparation that lends itself to numerous interpretations.

From the classic cold pasta with cherry tomatoes, olives and mozzarella, to the more gourmet versions with shrimp, courgettes and rocket pesto, there are infinite combinations to satisfy every palate.

The freshness of the vegetables and the lightness of the cold pasta make it an ideal solution for a quick lunch, an outdoor picnic or a refreshing dinner.

What to eat for lunch? Recipes for cold pasta

If you are looking for fresh and tasty ideas for a summer lunch, cold pasta is the perfect solution! Here are some delicious ideas to inspire you:

  • Cold Pasta with rocket pesto and cherry tomatoes: cook the short pasta (penne, fusilli, or farfalle) and cool it under cold water. Season with a pesto made with fresh rocket, pine nuts, garlic, extra virgin olive oil and Grana. Add halved cherry tomatoes and stir for a summer dish packed with flavor.
  • Cold Pasta with grilled vegetables : cook the pasta and then run it under cold water. Prepare a selection of vegetables such as courgettes, aubergines, peppers and onions, grill them until lightly charred. Cut the vegetables into pieces and season them with a little extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar and aromatic herbs. Toss grilled vegetables with pasta for a colorful and flavorful dish.
  • Cold Pasta with Soft Cheese and Walnuts : Cook and combine crumbled soft cheese, chopped walnuts, fresh spinach, and honey for a sweet note. This cold pasta is an explosion of flavors and textures, perfect for a light and refined lunch.
  • Cold pasta with chicken strips and lemon pesto : cook the pasta and let it cool. In the meantime, cook some chicken strips in a pan with oil, garlic and parsley. Season the pasta with a lemon pesto made with basil, walnuts, lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil. Add the chicken strips and mix for a tasty and juicy cold pasta.

These are just a few ideas for delicious cold pasta recipes, but the possibilities are endless!

Cheeses available online

In our online butcher's shop you will find a selection of high quality cheeses, perfect for enriching your cold pasta with cheeses. The genuine and delicious cheeses offered include Mozzarella and Ricotta di Bufala, Salva Cremasco, tomini and grilled cheeses and many others.

Each cheese is carefully chosen to ensure maximum flavor and the best dining experience. Choose your favorite cheeses and be inspired to create a unique and unforgettable cold pasta.

The recipe for cold pasta with vegetables and cheeses


  • 350 g of short pasta (penne, farfalle, fusilli, etc.)
  • 1 courgette, diced
  • 1 red pepper, cut into strips
  • 100g cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 100 g of buffalo mozzarella, cut into cubes
  • 50 g of stringy cheese, such as our Cerreto, cut into cubes
  • 50 g of Taleggio DOP, cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Salt and Pepper To Taste


Cook the pasta in plenty of salted water following the instructions on the package, until you reach the desired doneness. Drain it and run it under cold water to stop the cooking and cool it quickly.

In a large bowl, combine the cold pasta, courgettes, red bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, stringy cheese and Taleggio. Mix gently to distribute the ingredients evenly.

Prepare the vinaigrette by mixing the extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, fresh basil, salt and pepper. Pour the vinaigrette over the cold pasta and mix again to season all the ingredients.

Cover the bowl with cling film and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, so that the flavors blend and intensify.

Before serving, toss the chilled pasta again to evenly distribute the vinaigrette and flavors.

W cold pasta!

Your super summer cold pasta is ready to be enjoyed! Serve it as a main dish for a light and tasty lunch to take to the beach, in the mountains, to enjoy at home or as a side dish for a summer barbecue.

Enjoy this delicious recipe, enriched with delicious cheeses from our online butcher's shop, and please your palate with genuine and refined flavours. Enjoy your meal!