Match of the week
Figs, blue cheese and Maury
We’ve been feasting on figs from our neighbours' fig tree in Grau d’Agde down in the Languedoc this weekend - all the more satisfying as I gather that back home Waitrose is currently selling them at 99p each.
Mostly we’ve just been eating them as they are: freshly pulled off the tree they need little adornment but I did try them with some thinly sliced bread and a decadently gooey cream cheese I discovered called Cancoillotte which was pretty good.
The dream combination though I think would be a ‘tartine’ or crostino smothered with some soft blue cheese - maybe Fourme d’Ambert, maybe Gorgonzola dolce - topped with a sliced or quartered fresh fig, a trickle of pomegranate molasses and a small chilled glass of Maury, the port-like sweet red wine from the Roussillon. Late summer bliss.
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