I’m so excited to share this recipe with you today because it’s classified as one of my favorite types of food: cocktail party appetizers. As much as I enjoy a good meal like any other person, I absolutely adore finger foods. I’m the type of person that likes to eat a little bit of everything when it comes to any food spread, and finger foods allow me to do that by being small and bite-sized. Most appetizers also tend to be pretty easy to make, at least compared to the main course. These cheese-stuffed dates with prosciutto are no exception.
The combination of the sweet date with the salty prosciutto is absolutely marvelous. And of course anything with cheese is just 10x better, right? Well, it is so in my book. The cheese used is a combination of mascarpone, which is a somewhat neutral, slightly sweet Italian cheese, and goat cheese, a somewhat tangy cheese. Both are soft cheeses that make mixing seasoning and herbs into them easy to do. In this case, a pinch of salt, pepper, and chopped basil are all you need to season the cheese. The basil brings an element of freshness to the mix, which balances out the sweetness of the date and saltiness of the prosciutto.