Fresh figs are so good and available so rarely, I usually eat them all before I can make any fig recipes. But a platter of fresh halved figs topped with tangy goat cheese and thin slices of salty prosciutto is SO tempting, even I can wait for it. This dish is not only delicious, but beautiful, so it’s perfect to serve to guests. Eat up in the next couple weeks before fig season is over!
To prepare: Cut figs in half, lay around a platter, then top with a good quality goat cheese at room temperature, and thin slices of Prosciutto (use Prosciutto di Parma or another good one) cut into strips. If you want, drizzle the whole thing with balsamic vinegar and add some fresh basil leaves.
Note: There are a few different varieties of figs (there are black and green pictured above). Use any type you like, or a mixture.