Le Gruyère Cheese Plate with Figs

Le Gruyère Cheese Plate with Figs
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Le Gruyère Cheese Plate with Figs
Whole Foods

Sweet, plump poached figs make a luscious accompaniment to Le Gruyère. Add a sprig of fresh rosemary to the poaching liquid to give the figs a subtle herbaceous flavor.

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6
Servings
415
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cup dried figs (about 16)
  • 1 1/2 Cup port wine or cherry juice (no sugar added)
  • 4 slices walnut or pecan raisin hearth bread
  • 3/4 Pounds wedge Le Gruyère cheese
  • 2 pears, cored and sliced

Directions

Combine figs and port in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Lower heat, cover, and simmer until figs are tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool, uncovered.

Remove figs from wine with a slotted spoon and save wine for another use (try it over vanilla ice cream). Trim off and discard the stem ends and slice each fig in half. Cut each slice of bread into 4 pieces. Arrange figs, bread, Le Gruyère, and pears on a cutting board or cheese plate and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
17%
Sugar
29g
32%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
19mg
6%
Carbohydrate, by difference
69g
53%
Protein
12g
26%
Vitamin A, RAE
58µg
8%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
13µg
14%
Calcium, Ca
281mg
28%
Choline, total
15mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
11g
44%
Folate, total
13µg
3%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
82mg
26%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
305mg
44%
Selenium, Se
21µg
38%
Sodium, Na
518mg
35%
Water
61g
2%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Cheese Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Cheese Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.