Fig-ure It Out

October 25, 2018


The French have always extoled the pleasures of wine and cheese; today we are focusing on another great pairing – that of figs and cheese.

Figs have a mellow sweetness with a honey like quality, which make St. Dalfour Fig Royale preserve the perfect counterbalance to the acidity of a soft cheese such as brie, the tanginess of goat’s cheese and the earthiness of blue cheese. It’s soft, succulent texture also works well with hard cheeses such as a mature cheddar or Manchego.

Over the years, we have had many comments from St. Dalfour customers telling us their favourite food combinations for our fruit spreads; one theme that comes up time and time again is St. Dalfour Fig Royale served with cheese. Inspired by these St. Dalfour customers, we have pulled together some great ideas for incorporating Fig Royale with a whole variety of cheeses:

Serve St. Dalfour Fig Royale with all of these cheeses:

Boursin spread on crostini and top with spoon of Fig Royale

Blue cheese grill homemade burgers filled with a tablespoon of blue cheese; to serve, spread burger bun with Fig Royale and add salad to suit

Brie stuff a chicken breast with brie, Fig Royale and thyme and bake until cooked through

Camembert bake a whole camembert until creamy and oozing in the middle; spoon in some Fig Royale and serve with crusty bread

Cheddar make a cheese toastie filled with cheddar, ham and Fig Royale

Goat’s make filo parcels filled with goat’s cheese and Fig Royale

Gorgonzola make a salad incorporating salad leaves, prosciutto, walnuts and gorgonzola; drizzle with a dressing made from balsamic vinegar, olive oil, Fig Royale and St. Dalfour honey

Halloumi fry halloumi slices in a dry pan until golden brown and serve with salad and Fig Royale

Pecorino serve slices of crisp apple topped with Fig Royale and a slice of pecorino

Red Leicester serve on cheese crackers with a dollop of Fig Royale

Ricotta toast slices of ciabatta rubbed with garlic; top with ricotta, Fig Royale and caramelised onions

Do let us know if you have any alternative suggestions. Or, for alternative St. Dalfour preserve and cheese pairings, see our autumnal blog.