Don’t you think that figs, cheese and smoked ham are one of those matches made in heaven? Well, I think it is 🙂 The sweetness of the figs together with the saltiness of the ham topped with this creamy delicious cheese… just yummy 🙂
Figs are one of those fruits that I wish were available all year around. I grew up waiting for summer to arrive and one of the reasons was: figs!!! Back home we have a fig tree in the back yard. But what I really liked was to travel to my uncle’s house, back in the hills, where I would just sit under one of his many fig trees and just enjoy it… believe me, not a good idea to eat figs straight from the tree while they’re still warm but it’s too delicious to walk away 🙂
In this case I made Figs with Brie Cheese and Serrano ham, but of course you can use other types of cheese and ham. My advise would be to use a creamy cheese or at least a type of cheese that will melt easily as you don’t want to over cook the figs – Camembert cheese or Gruyere cheese would be good alternatives. Then try to pair it with a good quality smoked ham to help accentuate the cheese and figs flavour.
I guarantee you that this starter will be on my table quite often during the figs season 🙂