September 04, 2023

Warm Figs with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Vinegar

Warm Figs with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Vinegar

According to the California Fig Advisory Board, Black Mission figs are one of the most popular eating figs in the US, however, did you know that Black Mission figs are different from regular Mission figs? Both are in the stores now until early fall. Both are large, dark purple fruits with a sweet honey-like flavor, however, Black Mission figs have even darker skin and flesh and a richer flavor. Whether you can find the Black Mission or regular Mission variety in your area, look for ones that are plump and firm, avoiding any soft or shriveled specimens.

Black and Regular Mission Figs shown whole and cut open

We've used our Traditional Balsamic Vinegar for this appetizer recipe, however, the Melanzana Fig Balsamic Vinegar would work nicely, too, I imagine! If you try it, please send me a note to let me know what you think!