I always try my best to share recipes that have easy to find ingredients, that everybody can get their hands on. But some things are worth seeking out...So today I want to share with you two of my favorites, both from right here in Alabama.
The first being Belle Chevre Fig Breakfast Cheese...made in Elkmont, Alabama. I've always been a fan Belle Chevre goat cheese, but I recently tried the Fig Breakfast Cheese. It's a mix of fig preserves and goat cheese...only slightly sweet...still very savory...and very tasty. It's perfect for bagels or toast, but I found this recipe for this crostini using the fig cheese. So last weekend I tried it...so good and almost effortless.
Black Forest Ham and Fig Chevre Crostini
adapted from Southern Lady March/April 2012
1 French baguette, sliced into 1/2 inch thick rounds and toasted
1- 6 oz package Belle Chevre Fig Breakfast Cheese
10 thin slices of Black Forest Ham
chopped green onions, for garnish
Spread each baguette round with about 1 tablespoon of fig breakfast cheese. Tear or cut each ham slice in half, then place on top of the baguette rounds, draping artfully. Garnish with chopped green onions.
*Local Whole Foods carry the Belle Chevre Fig Breakfast Cheese, but it can also be purchased from their website.
And of course I needed something to wash them down...Alabama Muscadine Wine! And my all-time favorite spring/summer wine is Carlos from the Morgan Creek Vineyards. It's a sweet wine...the flavor actually reminds me of eating fresh muscadines...and I know some people might disagree with me, but it's sort of like sweet tea...you can drink it with anything. Actually all the wines from the Morgan Creek Vineyards are wonderful...and the winery is in Harpersville, about an hour drive from Birmingham. So if you are looking for a fun afternoon trip, head there for a wine tasting.
And while I'm talking about Alabama...I think I should shine the spotlight on a few of my favorite Alabama bloggers...Be sure to give them all a visit!
Sandi @ Whistlestop Cafe Cooking
Phillip @ Dirt Therapy
Katrina @ Susie Homemaker MD