Dairy Farmers of Canada

Beef carpaccio & Cheddar shavings

This impressive-looking carpaccio is actually very simple to make. The combination of blackberries and balsamic gives this appetizer a wonderful wine-like flavour – a perfect complement to the cheese.

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Freezing: 1 h - 2 h
Yields 4 - 6 Servings
beef carpaccio cheddar shavings


  • 8 oz (225 g) beef tenderloin*
  • 3 oz (90 g) Canadian Aged Cheddar
  • 1 cup (250 mL) red cabbage sprouts or other fresh sprouts
  • 12 - 16 blackberries
  • 4 tsp (20 mL) balsamic vinegar or balsamic glaze
  • Fleur de sel and freshly ground pepper
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Place meat, wrapped in plastic wrap, in the freezer for about 2 hours to partially freeze it.

Using a peeler, shave thin slivers of cheese to make shavings.

Remove meat from the freezer, unwrap and immediately slice it very thinly using a sharp knife.

Divide meat slices among chilled plates. Top with sprouts, blackberries and cheese shavings.

Drizzle with balsamic and season to taste. Serve immediately. *When buying the meat, advise your butcher you will be making carpaccio. Note: You can place the sliced meat on plates 1–2 hours ahead of time, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Just before serving, top with remaining ingredients.


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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 126 Calories
Protein: 13 g
Carbohydrate: 3 g
Fat: 7 g
Fibre: 1.3 g
Sodium: 147 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 11 % / 124 mg
Selenium: 33 %
Vitamin B12: 25 %
Vitamin B6: 15 %
Zinc: 25 %