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how to eat scamorza cheese: the basics and a gourmet recipe

How to eat scamorza cheese like an Italian.

smoked scamorza cheeses on a marble surface
smoked scamorza cheeses on a marble surface

In Italy, scamorza cheese is a fast, easy, dinner dish. All you have to do is slice and bake a plain or smoked scamorza in the oven, add a few slices of prosciutto crudo, and serve it with a salad.

Of course, there are many other ways to eat scamorza, modern, rustic, or traditional, but this is the most popular one.

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how to make scamorza

Course authentic
Cuisine Italian
Author Claudia Rinaldi | Gourmet Project


  • 1 smoked scamorza
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 slices prosciutto crudo optional.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. Grease or line with parchment paper a casserole.
  3. Slice the cheese and place it in the casserole.
  4. Bake until completely melted and a little crust forms on the surface.
  5. Serve the scamorza topped with the prosciutto slices.

There’s another delicious and Summery way to eat scamorza, I learned about it in the Costiera Amalfitana: grilled scamorza with lemon leaves.
They usually lay a slice of scamorza on a lemon leaf and grill it on a barbecue.

I made scamorza skewers with lemon leaves: the same result and an easier dish to make and eat.

scamorza and lemon leaves skewers
scamorza cheese, skewers, and lemon leaves

grilled scamorza with lemon leaves

Servings 2
Author Claudia Rinaldi | Gourmet Project



  1. Dice the cheese.
  2. Clean the lemon leaves.
  3. Pierce the cheese cubes with skewers, each one rolled in a lemon leaf.
  4. Heat the grill pan and brush it with olive oil.
  5. Grill the skewers, 30-60 seconds per side, until golden brown.
  6. Serve hot with a fresh tomato salad.

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