The sweetest, best kind of dates are Medjools. They’re large, so they’re easy to fill, and when tuffed with goat cheese and wrapped in prosciutto, they provide a perfect sweet-salty mouthful in every bite. Serve them with a crisp white wine as an ideal before-dinner nibble.–Giada de Laurentiis
LC Gently Does It Note
Tempted to rush headlong into assembling—and consuming—this classic appetizer? A touch of patience, please. Don’t rush through this cinch of a hostess trick so quickly that you get sloppy when you ease the pits from the dates and tuck the goat cheese inside. After all, though they’ll disappear quickly, you want them to look beautiful on that platter.