Because I read way too many food blogs...
Because I bought figs for the first time this fall...
Because I felt like it...
Here is a post about one of my favourite snacks: Figs with mild Goat's Cheese drizzled with Honey.
I know, I know, it sounds somewhat disgusting - Goat's Cheese??? - but believe me, it's great.
There are so many things to love about this snack.
First of all the fig:
Fig, oh fig, let me list the things I love about thee:
Thy lovely color
Thy fruity sweetness
Thy soft texture mixed with the crunch of thy seeds
Thou on a bagel, on a bed of cream cheese---
Lets not get distracted by breakfast ideas with figs. But you get the idea. Figs are lovely, lots of different texture in one fruit. And they are sweet, sweet, sweet!
Then the goat's cheese.
Generally I am not the biggest fan of goat's cheese --strong flavoured one is a no go -- but the mild one is quite nice.
It counterbalances the sweetness of the fig. Fresh and cool.
And the honey.
You can do lots with honey.
Mild one makes the goat's cheese even milder.
Strong flavoured ones give you a even more differentiated experience.
The way to eat this is to get a piece of fig with a little goat's cheese and honey all together into your mouth.
First the sweetness of the figs explodes in your mouth.
Then the goat's cheese kicks in and erases that sweetness, so you can enjoy the next piece of fig just as much as the first.
And the honey. The honey stays with you long after you're done. It takes away the goat's cheese flavour and leaves a sweet, but not too sweet aftertaste. Reminding you of that sweet fig, of your first bite--
Now I want another one.
But since I can't do that, I'll just post another picture of this awesomeness.
(PS: If you really, really hate goat's cheese, you can substitute it with cream cheese or ricotta)