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Peppers Castellano Style

From nearby Costigliole d’Asti comes this classic dish made with sweet red peppers.

Serves 6


6 large sweet red peppers, washed and dried

12 thin slices prosciutto di San Daniele

12 slices Il Valcasotto a latte crudo*

Filippo Berio extra virgin olive oil


Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Place the peppers on an oiled baking sheet; bake or broil them until blackened. Cool, then skin and cut each pepper in half.  Remove all seeds from the inside of the peppers.

Arrange half of them on an oiled baking sheet and place two slices of prosciutto and two slices of cheese on each one.

Top with the second half of the peppers. Brush the peppers with olive oil and bake them about 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted.

Serve hot or warm with good bread. Pan Biove is the typical bread of Piedmont.

*Consider using Fontina or Swiss cheese if you cannot find Il Valcasotto a latte crudo.

This recipe is featured on show 2406 - Classic Piedmont Antipasti.


  1. m.coleman's avatar


    To: Mary Ann
    While viewing Show # 2406 on Piemonte Recipes,
    as I recall, you referred to the
    'popular melting cheese of the Piedmont"
    by another shorter name or term, but not "Il Valcasotto a latte crudo." Wasn't there another name label printed on the cheese?
    Cheese in question looked very familiar.
    Good Show. Thank you!
  2. Anna's avatar


    I am waching you right now and I missed he name of the Cheese ha you used in Stuffed Basil leaves Grazie
  3. Paula's avatar


    This looks absolutely delicious! I will be making it soon, my husband will love it too. I've expanded his palette quite a bit since we've been TO
  4. Olivia Zarnack's avatar

    Olivia Zarnack

    Genius! Thank you Mary Ann! Excited to cook soon!
  5. Nancy's avatar


    Crowd favorite!
  6. Jo Ann Ficarra's avatar

    Jo Ann Ficarra

    I love your recipes, you are my favorite!

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