Figs Wrapped in Prosciutto with Gorgonzola and Brie

Oct 21, 2012 by Gabriele Corcos

Italian cuisine thrives on appetizers. Whenever you have family events, dine out or on any special occasion the appetizer is essential in gathering the family to the table and starting the meal off properly, so it better be good.  Well nothing gets better or more traditional than this classic finger food. Sweet, salty, chewy and creamy, it has a perfect balance of flavors and textures. This apertivo can be found on any Italian table in September during the Fall harvest when figs are the ripest. Nothings wraps up a long day spent picking grapes in the fields like a sweet bite of figs wrapped in Prosciutto with Gorgonzola and Brie.

Ingredients

Serves: 6 / Prep Time: 10 minutes

  • 4 ounces Gorgonzola (firm not crumbly)
  • 4 ounces Brie
  • 12 fresh figs, sliced in half
  • 12 thin slices Prosciutto, cut in half

Preparation

1Slice the cheese into small square slabs.

2Top each cut side of a fig with a piece of cheese.

3Wrap each fig up with a half slice of proscuitto.

4Secure with a bamboo pick. Arrange on a platter.

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