Match of the week | Figs, blue cheese and Maury

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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