Snackin’ with Sarah Sellers: Herbed Goat Cheese and Prosciutto Wrapped Grissini’s

Last night the final 6 Idols sang songs from the legendary band Queen, plus a tune of their choice. Since Freddie Mercury was quite the fan of Indian food, I kicked off last night’s performance round with some Spicy Indian Kebabs with a Masala Dipping Sauce. Tonight, a rich appetizer and bubbling toast to the legendary rock band.

For tonight’s recipe I reached out to one of the best cooks I know, my best friend. Back in college, whether it was a late night post “studying” snack or mid morning breakfast, she knew how to hook a roommate up. So here’s to Melanie and her inspired appetizer dish!

Check out tonight’s recipe, featured on Yahoo! Music’s Reality Rocks blog, HERE!

8 Servings


  • 1/4 pd prosciutto , thinly sliced
  • 2 oz fresh goat cheese
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 16 Grissini Breadsticks
  • Bottle of your favorite champagne/sparkling wine for toasting

To assemble the breadsticks set up a mini assembly line. Start with the Prosciutto, followed by the goat cheese, thyme, then the Grissini.

Using a butter knife smear a small amount of goat cheese on each piece of Prosciutto.

Sprinkle with the thyme.

Place two Grissinis, starting at the top, on the prosciutto…

Wrap around until sealed.

Sprinkle the breadsticks with the remaining thyme and serve with a cold glass of bubbly.

Sparkling wine pairs beautifully with rich food, especially cheese. For tonight’s recipe I went with Crémant De Bourgogne from the Burgandy region in France. It wasn’t too dry or too sweet, it paired beautifully with the rich proscuitto and goat cheese.

Bon Appétit!

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