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Herbed Goat Cheese and Fig Spread


Valley Fig's Herbed Goat Cheese and Fig Spread
Sweet, chewy, dark purple Mission Figs and light nutty flavored Golden Figs from Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice and Sun-Maid can be used in the spread - or, better yet, use both! Goat cheese is sold in a variety of sizes, including both 11- and 12-ounce logs. Either size works great. Serve this spread with crackers or a thinly sliced baguette.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 12-ounce log fresh goat cheese
  2. 3 tablespoons milk
  3. 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
  4. 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  5. 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme
  6. 1 cup Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs, stemmed and minced
  7. Salt, to taste
  8. Ground black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Process goat cheese, milk, chives, olive oil, and thyme in a food processor until smooth, about 1 minute. Transfer to serving bowl and stir in figs. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve.
Notes
  1. For more great recipes, visit the Valley Fig Growers' website.
  2. Recipe courtesy of America's Test Kitchen
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Valley Fig Growers

Valley Fig Growers (VFG) is located in Fresno, California. All of the commercially sold dried figs produced in the United States are grown in the Fresno area and north, in the fertile San Joaquin Valley. California represents 10% of the world production of dried figs. VFG was established in 1959 and is the largest handler of figs in North America. The cooperative has 25 grower members representing about 40% of the California fig industry. VFG markets its products worldwide. Retail products are sold under Valley Fig Growers own brand names of Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice, Sun-Maid and Old Orchard. For recipes developed by our fig experts, and more information about our cooperative and our products, please visit www.valleyfig.com. Updates, recipes and company news also can be found on Valley Fig Growers’ Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest accounts.

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