Best figs for festive eating plus delicious cheese recipe
Figs are a traditional part of Christmas food – usually dried in a block, a million miles from the succulent fresh fruit.
Lubera’s Pascale Treichler recommends eating fresh figs like this:
- After picking, wash and dry them.
- Cut into the middle of each fig crossways and place a slice of blue cheese in each cut.
- Place the figs in a dish and bake in the oven until the cheese starts to melt.
Lubera recommends these three figs in the Gustissimo range, all free of shipping costs.
Fig Gustissimo Califfo Blue: Blue variety, good for cooler locations and containers, tasty and sweet. Strong plant in 5-litre container £25.90.
Fig Gustissimo Perretta: Early maturing with a strong, late harvest, very large and tasty. Green to reddish-brown, pear-shaped fruits, with light red flesh. Strong plant in 5-litre container £25.90.
Fig Gustissimo Mere Veronique: A yellow fig for pots, beautiful to look at and deliciously sweet. Strong bush in 14-litre container £43.40.
For more information, visit www.lubera.co.uk.