This Fig & Goat Cheese Spread couldn’t be easier to make and it’s really delicious. Entertaining in the summer should be easy. The hot days make you a little lazy and, of course, you don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen when you can be outdoors!
The sweetness of the figs is a great foil for the tart goat cheese. Use a fork to mix the fig jam into the room temperature goat cheese, but don’t combine thoroughly, leave streaks throughout.
This spread can be included on a cheese board or charcuterie board. It’s also great in lieu of butter on a tasty loaf of bread. The little charcuterie plate I put together here includes some Genoa salami and sopressata, the saltiness of these meats with the sweet and tart spread go very well together. Add a little fruit and some sour cornichons and pickled onions and you’ve covered all the taste profiles on one small plate!
Happy 4th of July!
- 4 ounces fresh goat cheese, room temperature
- 2 tablespoons fig spread or jam
- Gently mix the goat cheese and fig spread together, but don’t completely combine. Leave streaks of both throughout.
- Serve on crostini or crackers or crusty bread