Fig and Almond Cheese from Algarve
The Fig and Almond “Cheese” (or “Morgado“) from the Algarve is a delicious traditional sweet that combines the best ingredients of the region: figs, almonds, arbutus with fennel and cinnamon.
In the warm land of the Algarve, the sweetest and most delicious fig is produced. In this exceptional delicacy, the dried figs are cut horizontally and the peeled almonds into slivers. A layer of figs is placed inside a sheet or a strip of empreita, set in a circle on the floured bench, covered with almond shavings and sprinkled with arbutus brandy. Continue like this until you fill the mold, ending up in a layer of figs. Traditionally they were made in the form of small cheeses (also called “Morgado“). Dried figs have a long shelf life and soon became a favored food during the winter, when harvests are poorer.
It is believed to have a popular origin and is justified by the traditional production of figs in this region, as well as almonds. It is a common sweet in the mountainous regions of the Algarve. Traditionally, it was eaten on the 1st of May, a holiday on which people went to have lunch in the countryside.
In addition to providing a moment of conviviality, it can also contribute to improving your good mood.
To be enjoyed in thin slices, preferably accompanied by an arbutus brandy (“Medronho”).
Composition: Dried Figs and Almonds from the Algarve, Sugar, Fennel, Cinnamon, Lemon Grass Brandy and Carob Flour.
Net weight: 120gr
Type of packaging: Adhesive film
Average shelf life: 6 months
Conservation: Ambient temperature