Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Speck Alto Adige and Roasted Garlic Flatbread

Getting my kids to try new things can sometimes be difficult, but there are ways to make it easier. I recently made a flat bread with Speck Alto Adige PGI and Pecorino Romano. Since my kids didn’t know what Speck was, I simply just said, I’m making cheese pizza with special meat.

I’ll be honest, I have never used Speck Alto Adige PGI before and now that I have, I wish I did. It has an amazing flavor. For those that aren’t familiar with this meat, please check it out. Authentic Speck always comes from the Alto Adige region of Italy, hence the complete name Speck Alto Adige. It can be served diced, in strips or thinly sliced like prosciutto but either way its smoky and deliciously herby flavor are inimitable.

There are domestic imitations of Speck, but only ONE Speck Alto Adige PGI. These geographically protected Italian foods are made in a specific region, under strict guidelines, and with traditional methods that all play a huge role in the final flavor profile and characteristics of each one. This is what makes it so special and is nothing like anything I have had before. Go HERE to learn more about Speck Alto Adige PGI and the cheese I’m using Pecorino Romano PDO. When you buy your cheese, remember that the “romano” cheese you often see is not the same cheese as Pecorino Romano at all! Pecorino Romano is a centuries old sheep’s milk cheese made with strict production guidelines in Italy.

One of the things I love about creating a flatbread is that you can use almost anything for the toppings and mix and match for your taste. For my flatbread pizza, I took the “prosciutto” style.

There really isn’t a wrong answer even with how much or little ingredients you use. With that being said, this is how we made mine.

For the flatbread: You can do this a few ways, you can buy an already made flatbread, you can use a tortilla, or you can make your own. I make my own with my favorite simple no yeast recipe.

Then to construct the masterpiece I call the Speck Alto Adige and Roasted Garlic Flatbread.


  • Speck Alto Adige PGI
  • Pecorino Romano PDO
  • Olive oil
  • Minced garlic
  • Garlic cloves
  • Fresh basil leaves

  • Preheat oven to 425
  • Place your already prepared flatbread or raw dough if you are making from scratch.
  • Mix olive oil and minced garlic into a bowl (as much or little as you want) and spread onto the flatbread
  • Thinly slice the Speck Alto Adige PGI (I try to slice like prosciutto) and place on top of the garlic/olive oil base
  • Thinly slice or shred the Pecorino Romano PDO cheese and place as much or little as you want over the meat
  • Place raw garlic cloves next
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the flatbread is light brown. You can do less time if the flatbread dough is already baked.
  • Once done garnish with fresh basil leaves and drizzle with a little bit of extra olive oil


I seriously can’t wait to make even more recipes with the Speck Alto Adige PGI. What do you think you will make?

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  1. That looks so good! This is the kind of thing I love to serve at get togethers when I want to be super fancy.

  2. This looks delicious! I would love to be able to try Speck, never heard of it before. Can't wait to see what else you make with it

  3. Everything you have on here I would totally drool over if I had it in front of me. I have never heard of Speck before but if it is this good I am totally on board.

  4. That is making me drool! I swear, this is the tastiest looking thing I've seen in a long, long time. I have to make this. Even my kids will eat.

  5. This recipe looks delicious! I've never heard of Speck before but it looks very tasty. I'll have to see if I can find some to try.

  6. This looks really good. Can't wait to give it a try.

  7. Oh cool! This was a really impressive dish. I'd definitely be interested in trying the Speck Alto Adige PGI.

  8. This recipe would be a huge hit in my house! I have never tried Speck Alto Adige, but would love to.

  9. I have tried Speck Alto Adige PGI before and it was delicious. This looks so yummy and easy to make. I will have to get the ingredients i need to make this for lunch this weekend. I am sure it will be a big hit.

  10. Flatbread is amazing! I love mixing high end ingredients to make sure delicacies.

  11. I love a good flatbread sandwich. This one looks like it would taste so delicious!

  12. I would love to try to make my own yours looks amazing.

  13. That looks so delicious ... you can't go wrong with roasted garlic!

  14. That looks so yummy! I love anything with roasted garlic, it's the best! I'm gonna have to make this very soon. - Sarah, Must Have Mom

  15. This looks so flavorful! I would love to try it this weekend!

  16. This looks so delicious and easy to make! Plus, I love roasted Garlic on anything so it's a win!

  17. Wow this looks like it would be an amazing dish! I am going to have to give this recipe a try.

  18. I am a huge fan of roasted garlic. I am going to have to try this out ASAP!

  19. This does look so good, and I make my own flatbread all the time, I love how you curl the edges over. I would never have thought to make it with raw flatbread. I'm excited to try this!!

  20. This sounds so good. I love flatbread. I will be giving this a try soon. Thank you for sharing

  21. This sounds so good. What a great tasty meal. Thank you so much for sharing

  22. I don't trust eating anything with the word "speck" in it.