25 Easy Italian Starters to Serve at Every Summer Party

What’s the point of glorious summer weather if you’re stuck inside slaving away over a pan? Also, let’s be honest – barbecues are great, but they’re not necessarily something you can do several days in a row.

Instead, we’d be willing to go out on a limb and say that most people would much rather be kicking back in the sun with a cool drink. You only need one hand for that, though, so why not occupy the other with something from this selection? They’re all delicious starters that are bursting with flavour thanks to a cheesy Parmigiano Reggiano P.D.O. infusion working in flavoursome contrast with tangy Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena P.D.O.

Sit back, relax, and tuck in to the mouth watering flavours of true Parmigiano Reggiano P.D.O. produced exclusively in the provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Bologna to the west of the Reno River and Mantua to the east of the Po River. And remember that a drizzle of Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena P.D.O. is the ultimate way to balance the characteristics of the individual ingredients of a dish - so always keep a bottle handy!

Chicken Breasts with Pesto and Parmigiano Reggiano
Chicken Breasts with Pesto and Parmigiano Reggiano
Time
30
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Courgette, Parmigiano Reggiano and Crème Fraîche Soup
Courgette, Parmigiano Reggiano and Crème Fraîche Soup
Time
30
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Parmigiano Reggiano, Pea and Asparagus Risotto
Parmigiano Reggiano, Pea and Asparagus Risotto
Time
-
Serves
4
Difficulty
Med
Spinach and Parmigiano Reggiano Muffins
Spinach and Parmigiano Reggiano Muffins
Time
25
Serves
8
Difficulty
Med
Balsamic Chocolate Truffles
Balsamic Chocolate Truffles
Time
10
Serves
36
Difficulty
Easy
Open Lasagne of Parmigiano Reggiano and Prawns
Open Lasagne of Parmigiano Reggiano and Prawns
Time
15
Serves
2
Difficulty
Easy
Parmigiano Reggiano and Seafood Linguini
Parmigiano Reggiano and Seafood Linguini
Time
15
Serves
2
Difficulty
Easy
Parmigiano Reggiano and Chicken Puttanesca Pasta
Parmigiano Reggiano and Chicken Puttanesca Pasta
Time
40
Serves
4-6
Difficulty
Easy
Parmigiano Reggiano Popcorn
Parmigiano Reggiano Popcorn
Time
5
Serves
-
Difficulty
Easy