“These rolled bresaola starters are always a crowd pleaser and are easy and fun to make.” says Rocco. “The best part of this recipe, they are made all by eye, so kids can help prepare them too.”

Trailblazing international celebrity chef David Rocco breaks down cultural barriers by uniting people through the love of sharing a great meal. David brings his passion for food, travel and adventure to millions of homes worldwide through his hit television programs David Rocco’s Dolce Vita, Dolce Italia, Dolce Africa and his latest, Dolce SE Asia. Named one of “Canada’s Top Ten Style Makers” by Flare magazine, David has also authored three internationally best selling cookbooks: David Rocco’s Dolce Famiglia and the award-winning David Rocco’s Dolce Vita and Made in Italy. Each features many of David’s favourite easy to follow, classic Italian recipes and showcases his philosophy: that elegant and impressive cooking can still be quick and simple.

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PREP10 min
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Cooking10 min
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Ready in20 min



  1. Step
    In a bowl, take your fresh Canadian creamy ricotta cheese, add zest of one lemon, drizzle in olive oil, and add fresh cracked pepper and salt to taste. Mix well.
  2. Step
    On a cutting board or large clean surface, spread out the bresaola slices, and divide evenly (about 1-2 tablespoons) of the mixed ricotta and arugula to the slices.
  3. Step
    Roll and serve immediately, or prepare in advance and leave in fridge covered with plastic wrap up to 6 hours in advance.

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