Fresh Figs with Goat Cheese and Honey
Fresh Figs with Goat Cheese and Honey. Courtesy ReformJudaism.org
On Tu B'Shvat, it is customary to eat foods containing the Seven Species and to bless them. These are wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, dates, and olives. Upscale restaurants and caterers are serving this combination of fruit and cheese that Middle Easterners enjoyed thousands of years ago. Although this is a simple preparation, the quality of each component must be very high for it to taste fantastic. It is best when figs are at the height of ripeness.