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What sort of food to pair with prosecco?

Prosecco is so often drunk on its own that you may not have given much thought to the kind of food you can pair with it but if I had to sum it up in two words it would be ‘party food’

In fact when I went to the region a couple of years ago for the annual prosecco festival Vino in Villa we ate almost nothing but - it was all about canapés and finger food - Italian style, of course.

The key thing to bear in mind is that prosecco is generally sweeter than other sparkling wines especially (confusingly) the ‘extra dry’ style which is best matched with pastries, biscuits, cakes and other sweet things - in other words it’s the perfect wine for a tea party ....

Here are my favourite prosecco pairings:

Drier ‘brut’ styles of prosecco

Parma and other air-dried ham

simple cocktail-sized sandwiches


mini quiches and frittata

mild cheeses such as fontina

white asparagus


seafood and vegetable-based dim sum especially prawn toasts and seafood dumplings

Sweeter (extra dry) proseccos

Panettone and Easter Colomba

Light sponge cakes and gateaux

Italian-style biscuits like brutti ma buoni


Sweet soufflés like this seville orange soufflé

Mousses and parfaits

Jelly with cream or ice cream


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David on May 25 2019 at 21:10

After a great deal of thought about our options, we tried a Prosecco with two Indian curries - a mild chicken korma and a medium hot, lamb rogan josh. It worked perfectly. It was a really good match with the sweetness of the wine complementing the heat of the curry and the fizz cleaning the taste buds.

Vlad on June 7 2017 at 22:50

I have successfully matched extra dry Prosecco with seafood and fruits:

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