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SWEET CHEEKS Winery  |  “Prosciutto-Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese and Honey

My husband and I were visiting Hood River, Oregon, and the special appetizer at Celilo Restaurant was fresh figs with blue cheese, wrapped in prosciutto and drizzled with honey. I fell in love at first bite. It reminded me of my in-laws who live in Sonoma and grow Zinfandel in the Rockpile AVA. They grow their own figs and make their own honey. This is an incredibly easy appetizer that I love to make if I am short on time. – Jessica Thomas, General Manager

Prosciutto-Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese and Honey

Ingredients

  • 6 figs cut in half lengthwise 
  • 3-6 pieces prosciutto depending on size of figs 
  • 3 tbsp blue cheese (select a mild to moderate Blue Cheese such as Rogue Creamery Oregon Blue)
  • 3 tbsp honey (to taste)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350. 

  2. Place your figs on a non-stick baking sheet and place a small amount of blue cheese on each fig. Gently pick up each fig and wrap in prosciutto. 

  3. Bake for 5–7 minutes, just until the prosciutto begins to crisp and warm, and the figs begin to soften. 

  4. Remove from the oven and drizzle with your honey.

  5. This dish is best served warm, but is also great at room temperature. I pair this appetizer with Sauvignon Blanc, or a 2018 vintage of Pinot Noir.