Parma Ham & Goat's Cheese Toasts with Cranberry & Red Onion

by Parma Ham Consortium

Cranberry Red onion


• 25g butter

• 1 tablespoon olive oil

• 3 red onions, sliced

• 1 teaspoon sugar

• 2 tablespoons cranberry sauce

• dash of balsamic vinegar

• salt and freshly ground black pepper

• 8 slices of Ciabatta bread

• 200g goat’s cheese, sliced into 8

• 8 slices Parma Ham

• a few thyme leaves, to garnish


1) Heat the butter and olive oil in a frying pan. Add the onions and cook over a medium-high heat for a few minutes, stirring often. Add the sugar and cook for a few more minutes, until they begin to caramelise. Remove from the heat and add the cranberry sauce and a dash of balsamic vinegar. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

2) Toast the slices of ciabatta and arrange two pieces onto 4 serving plates. Top with an equal amount of red onions, then place a slice of goat’s cheese on top of each one.

3) Top each piece of ciabatta with a slice of Parma Ham. Sprinkle with a few thyme leaves, season with a little more black pepper, then serve at once.


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