Prosciutto Wrapped Melon & Basil Cheese Board

Impress your guests with this simple and delicious appetizer! Prosciutto Wrapped Melon with Basil, served with a simple gluten free cheese board, alongside some gluten free crackers and nuts. It’s perfect for your next holiday party or get together!

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Easiest Appetizer EVER: Prosciutto Wrapped Melon

I made this simple gluten free snack board for a get together with some friends a while back, just before Christmas. I took some photos, we all dug in… and then forgot to share about it. Typical Laura! It was Christmastime and I was distracted, so here I am, months later, finally writing up this blog post.

If you happen to be reading this near the holidays, be sure to check out my holiday gift guide post.

In any case, I think this gluten free snack board would go beautifully with my Holiday Kombucha Mocktail, my Grapefruit Sage Sparkler Mocktail, or my Boozy Arnold Palmer (this one was featured on Buzzfeed!)

A wooden cutting board lays on a white marble board topped with prosciutto wrapped melon, sliced cheddar cheese, pistachios, and gluten free crackers.

What’s on this Gluten Free Cheese Board:

  • Gluten Free Crackers (Simple Mills)
  • Sharp White Cheddar Cheese (Tilamook)
  • Marinated Orange & Fennel Goat Cheese (Chevoo)
  • Pistachios

But the star of the show? The prosciutto wrapped melon segments, each with a few basil leaves tucked inside the prosciutto and finished with a crack of black pepper.

It’s the perfect combination of sweet, juicy, herbaceous, and savory. I’m telling you, you will love it and your guests will be super impressed. Just don’t tell them it only took five minutes to make!

A few Recipe Variation Ideas: Drizzle balsamic glaze over the prosciutto wrapped melon just before serving, or swap peaches instead of melon.

More Delicious & Easy Appetizers:

Making this dish? I’d love to see! Please tag me on Instagram @cookathomemom!

A wooden cutting board lays on a white marble board topped with prosciutto wrapped melon, sliced cheddar cheese, pistachios, and gluten free crackers.
5 from 5 votes

Prosciutto Wrapped Melon & Gluten Free Snack Board

An healthy and delicious crowd-pleasing appetizer for your next party or get together!

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Entertaining Ideas, Prosciutto
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 454.16 kcal


  • 1 cantaloupe
  • 6 oz prosciutto
  • 1 small bunch basil
  • 1 cup pistachios
  • 8 oz. gluten free crackers
  • 4 oz. goat cheese
  • 6 oz. gouda or cheddar cheese


Make the Prosciutto Wrapped Melon

  1. Cut the melon in half and scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Slice into 1-2 inch segments and cut away the skin.

  2. Lay a slice of prosciutto on a cutting board. Sprinkle a few basil leaves on top of the prosciutto, then set the melon segment on top.

  3. Wrap the prosciutto around the melon a few times. Repeat until all are wrapped. Sprinkle fresh black pepper on top.

Assemble the Snack Board

  1. Slice the cheese and arrange with the prosciutto wrapped melon and nuts on a board. Garnish with a few extra basil leaves.

Nutrition Facts
Prosciutto Wrapped Melon & Gluten Free Snack Board
Amount Per Serving
Calories 454.16 Calories from Fat 269
% Daily Value*
Fat 29.84g46%
Saturated Fat 12.16g76%
Cholesterol 42.88mg14%
Sodium 600.78mg26%
Potassium 404.76mg12%
Carbohydrates 32.16g11%
Fiber 3.15g13%
Sugar 6.84g8%
Protein 14.33g29%
Vitamin A 2817.47IU56%
Vitamin C 26.36mg32%
Calcium 197.27mg20%
Iron 1.28mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Close up of a wooden cutting board topped with prosciutto wrapped melon, and pistachios with the text, "Easy and Gluten Free Prosciutto Wrapped Melon with Basil."