Have you ever heard the saying “A slice of pie without the cheese is like a kiss without the squeeze” and wonder, are they serious? Us too! Well it turns out that this came from a tradition that originated in England back before apples were sweet (apparently all apples used to be tart — go figure).
Whenever I think about figs, I think back to my childhood and my first Fig Newton … which, to be honest, was not my favorite cookie ever. But as I got older and into the cheese business, I realized that the fig can be so much more — in fact, it’s rather tasty and surprisingly versatile.