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Calabrian Hand-rolled Fig Ball

Wow your guests with this cheese board centerpiece!

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A delicious Italian tradition from the south.

QUICK FACTS

Origin: Calabria, Italy

THE FLAVOR EXPERIENCE

Dark, sweet roasted figs, with notes of caramel.

THE STORY

Initially produced as a means to preserve fresh figs, the Calabrian Fig Ball, or Pallone di Fichi, is one of southern Italy's favorite holiday treats.  Dottato figs, which are harvested in August, are slowly cooked with fig molasses, then hand-formed into a ball, wrapped with fig leaves and tied with raffia.  This allows them to remain edible (and incr-edible!) for months to come.  

Traditionally served during the holidays, they work as part of a pre- or post-meal cheese plate, or with your digestif.  


USAGE TIPS

These figs work with a wide variety of cheeses and wines.  Try them with pecorino, Parmigiano Reggiano, Taleggio and Gorgonzola. They can stand up to after dinner wines and liquors, like Marsala or Sherry. 

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$25.00

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Product Description
A delicious Italian tradition from the south.

QUICK FACTS

Origin: Calabria, Italy

THE FLAVOR EXPERIENCE

Dark, sweet roasted figs, with notes of caramel.

THE STORY

Initially produced as a means to preserve fresh figs, the Calabrian Fig Ball, or Pallone di Fichi, is one of southern Italy's favorite holiday treats.  Dottato figs, which are harvested in August, are slowly cooked with fig molasses, then hand-formed into a ball, wrapped with fig leaves and tied with raffia.  This allows them to remain edible (and incr-edible!) for months to come.  

Traditionally served during the holidays, they work as part of a pre- or post-meal cheese plate, or with your digestif.  


USAGE TIPS

These figs work with a wide variety of cheeses and wines.  Try them with pecorino, Parmigiano Reggiano, Taleggio and Gorgonzola. They can stand up to after dinner wines and liquors, like Marsala or Sherry. 

SKU: DOLCI01P

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  1. Calabrian Fig Roll
    5

    Posted by John K on 3rd Feb 2020

    Exquisitely flavorful with just the right amount of sweetness

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