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Rogue River Blue with Honey Bourbon Grilled Figs

Make this simple yet elegant dish and you’ll swear you’re enjoying a mild fall day in Oregon! Use figs that are slightly under-ripe for the best grilling result.


  • 12 Figs green or black
  • 12 Rosemary sprigs 6” long
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 3 tbsp. honey
  • tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. tbsp. bourbon or brandy
  • pinch salt
  • 6 oz. Rogue River Blue cut into 4 wedges


  • 1. Strip the leaves from the bottom 5” of rosemary sprigs. Cut the tip of each at a 45 degree angle, forming a point. Soak rosemary skewers in a shallow dish of water. Set aside.
  • 2. In a small skillet, melt butter over medium heat. When melted, add honey and stir to combine. When mixture reaches gentle boil, add lemon juice, bourbon and 6 rosemary leaves, stirring constantly. Mixture will foam and froth. Cook, stirring constantly, for one minute. Keep warm over lowest heat setting until needed.
  • 3. Cut figs in half from stem to bottom.
  • Push two figs onto each rosemary skewer.
  • Dip each fig skewer into the honey-butter mixture.
  • 4. Grill figs over medium-low heat for 3-5 minutes until warmed through.
  • Use a grill basket for best results.
  • 5. Plate 3 skewers of figs and drizzle figs with remaining sauce.
  • 6. Serve with a wedge of Rogue River Blue.


Image and recipe source: Rogue Creamery
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