Are you bored of the usual (but always incredible) bruschetta with tomato? Well then, you must try the bruschetta with figs and cheese: you'll get your refill of goodness and nutrients, while still feeling light.
Figs are sweet, good and healthy, and the contrast with tangy cheese will leave you pleasently speechless.
Which cheeses pair perfectly with figs on a piece of toasted bread? Find out here today, and seasonal fruit with cheese will become a world to explore. We're sure you won't be able to do without from now on!
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for 8 servings
Cut the figs in 4 slices, longways.
If the figs are big, 2 slices per bread-slice should be enough. If they are small, you might need one fig per slice.
Cut the bread and toast it: you can either use a toaster, or set the slices in the pre-heated oven at 100C for a couple of minutes.
Be sure to have the chosen cheese and cut figs ready to be served quite fast: the bread mist still be warm.
What cheeses go best with the sweetness of figs? Find out here and you won't go wrong!
Goat's Cheese: The slight bitterness and extra-saltiness of goat's cheese is absolutely perfect with figs.
Pecorino Cheese: Absolutely perfect, especially if you add a slice or 2 of thinly cut prosciutto between the cheese and the figs.
Gorgonzola: how could we not mention gorgonzola? Its strong flavor makes it perfect to accompany the delicate sweetness of figs.
Mozzarella: Mozzarella cheese is perfect as it will melt perfectly, and if you feel adventurous place an anchovy fillet on the mozzarella.
The skin of the fig, if properly washed, is packed with nutrients and amazing in taste, but you can take it off and simply spread the inside on the fig on top of the cheese if you prefer.
We suggest always slightly seasoning the figs with salt and black pepper once they're cut in slices. This will enhance the taste and sweetness of the figs.
For the saltiest cheeses (goat's cheese, pecorino etc), you can add a couple of drops of balsamic vinegar on the bread: you will absolutely love the sweet addition!