A rich, savory Cheese spread featuring the tastes of Italy, warm and comforting!




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a bowl, cream together the cream cheese, Parmesan, and Asagio; spread into the bottom of a 9-inch deep-dish pie dish.
  • Mix together the pesto and roasted garlic; spread in a layer over the cheeses on the dish.
  • Spread the shredded mozzarella over the pesto layer, then sprinkle with the roasted red pepper.
  • Mix together the Parma Ham or prosciutto and the cooked white Beans; set aside.
  • To arrange the last layer, mentally divide the contents of the dish into three equal"pie slice" shaped sections, then: (1) over one section, arrange the black or green olives, (2) over another section, arrange the artichoke hearts, (3) and over another layer the Parma and bean mixture.
  • Sprinkle the entire dish with the Onion and parsley, and bake in a 350 degree F oven for 20 minutes and it's bubbly.
  • Remove from oven and serve hot with dippers such as Endive leaves or thin slices of toasted Italian bread.
  • NOTE: you can leave out the Parma Ham if you want it to be vegetarian; also, this can be made up ahead of time and reheated, if necessary.

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