Monday, 26 November 2012

The discreet charm of figs: Boursin Fig and Nut

Vibrant figs are a beautiful addition to any autumnal table. They are bursting with sweet rich flavours. I often serve ripe figs with the cheese board (I even converted my in-laws).  Now you can treat yourselves to a new Boursin's Limited Edition soft cheese BOURSIN FIG AND NUT which is available in stores this month.
It is very moreish and rich in flavour and texture (smooth cheese with a slight crunchiness of nuts). It is lovely as it is, just with the oatcakes or fresh bread.
Or spread it on the toasted slice of ciabatta and top up with the sliver of prosciutto, add a few sprigs of rocket and enjoy the sweet-salty combination.



For a quick vegetarian snack, spread the Boursin over the flatbread (may I suggest Crosta & Mollica?) and add a few sliced grapes.

This cheese is also lovely in salads, just crumble a couple of tablespoons with the olive oil and lemon juice for a quick easy salad dressing.

If you are familiar with the original Boursin soft cheese, you can expect the same crumbly creaminess from the new addition to the range. But at the same time Boursin fig and nut is deliciously different. It delivers the sweet taste of the figs and crunchy texture of mixed nuts. It will definitely look right on any festive cheese board, especially during the coming holiday season.  This cheese is priced £2.20 per 150g and is available from November in  Tesco and online at Ocado and in most Asda stores from December.

If you are looking for inspiring recipes with Boursin, their website has a special section of recipes to tease your tastebuds. Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs will take your risotto to the next level.

 This is a chicken breast stuffed with Boursin (Garlic and Fine Herbs) and wrapped with prosciutto.

Or use Boursin to create a creamy garlicky side dish - Potatoes Dauphinoise - perfect with the Sunday roast.

A bit of interesting data about Boursin:
     Boursin was developed in Normandy in 1957 and is the UK’s number one branded soft speciality cheese today, with Boursin garlic & herb crowned as the gold medal winner in two categories at The International Cheese Awards 2012. Boursin tomato, onion & chive was awarded a silver medal within the ‘cheese with additives – soft’  category and Boursin fig & nut was awarded a bronze medal within the ‘cheese with additives – soft’ category at The International Cheese Awards 2012. The annual International Cheese Awards are the biggest in the world attracting over 3,700 competitive entries from around the world in 260 categories.


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