Figs Stuffed with Gorgonzola Wrapped in Prosciutto

This appetizer strikes the ideal balance between sweet and savory flavors. I devised this recipe during my catering days because it's the perfect bite-sized option for parties - tidy and just the right size. It makes for an excellent passed hors d'oeuvre that's both simple to prepare and guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on your guests. You can serve it on its own or incorporate it into a charcuterie board for added variety.

Serving: 4-6 people
Time: 20 minutes


  • Dried figs (as many as you'd like to prepare) *you can use fresh figs as well
  • Gorgonzola cheese (or another blue cheese), crumbled
  • Slices of prosciutto (1 slice for each fig)
  • Honey, for drizzling (optional)
  • Fresh herbs (thyme, rosemary) for garnish (optional)


  1. Cut off the top of the dried fig and take the end of a spoon or something round to press the fig filling down to make room for the cheese.
  2. Press the gorgonzola into the fig then take 1 piece of prosciutto and wrap around the fig.
  3. Place onto a plate and repeat until you have all the figs prepared.  When ready to serve, drizzle with honey and garnish with herbs if desired.  Serve immediately or store in the fridge until time to serve.

*You can experiment with different types of cheeses, such as goat cheese or brie, and use other dried or fresh fruits. The key is to create a balance of flavors that you enjoy.