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Figs alla Modena

Figs alla Modena

There are many vinegar bottles labeled “balsamic,” but the real thing must come from Modena, Italy. Just a few drops of a true balsamic will bring out the flavors of all the other ingredients in this dish. When figs aren’t available, substitute berries, pears, or peaches.


  • 8 slices of prosciutto
  • 8-ounce log of fresh goat cheese, sliced into thin medallions
  • 8 fresh figs, halved
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon best-quality balsamic vinegar di Modena


Step 1

Arrange the slices of prosciutto around the perimeter of a serving platter or charcuterie board. Moving toward the center, make a ring of goat cheese slices and then place the fig halves in the center.

Step 2

Drizzle everything with the olive oil and balsamic.

Yields 8 appetizer or 4 luncheon servings