Grilled Tomino Cheese Wrapped in Speck

Fancy a tomino avvolti in speck alla grillia? Mario Matassa shares his recipe for this simple Italian delight…

Speck recipe

Serves 4
Preparation time 5 minutes
Cooking time 10 minutes


• 4 Tomino cheese, or a similar cheese with an edible rind, such as brie

• 8 slices of speck

• 12 cherry tomatoes

• small head of crisp lettuce

• 4 slices of rustic bread

• olive oil



1 Begin by wrapping the tomino cheese in two slices of speck. The cheese is best cooked on a griddle – if you don’t have one, use a heavy-based pan instead. Before cooking the cheese, lightly brush the bread with olive oil, then toast on the griddle. Place the bruschetta on individual serving plates.

2 Next, place the wrapped tomino cheese on the hot griddle and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. The cheese will puff up slightly, which means it is ready. Serve the cheese on top of the bruschetta with some lettuce, tomatoes, and a trickle of olive oil.