Italian Appetisers


This deliciously simple olive cheese bread looks a lot more complicated than it is.

That makes it the perfect appetizer for your next dinner party.

Just top your bread with the ingredients, bake it, and grab a slice before it’s gone.



  • 1 loaf Italian bread, sliced lengthwise
  • ½ pound Pitted Calamata Olives
  • ½ pound Pitted California Sevillano Olives
  • 1 stick butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary, roughly chopped
  • 3 cups Provolone cheese, grated
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Red pepper flakes



  1. Heat oven to 325°F. Roughly chop Calamata and Sevillano olives.
  2. Combine butter, mayonnaise, provolone and olives in a mixing bowl. Stir together until thoroughly combined.*
  3. Spread mixture thickly onto the bread. Sprinkle parmesan on top.
  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and browning.
  5. Let rest 5 minutes. Slice and serve.

*Mixture can be made in advance and refrigerated for up to two days.


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