Seggiano – Baked Dottato Fig Balls
A Fig ball with soft Gorgonzola Dolce cheese is a marriage made in heaven. From Cosenza, Calabria, in southern Italy, these fig balls are a traditional and ingenious way of preserving the juicy Dottato variety of figs that are unique to this region. The figs are picked from the tree when they are well matured, dried and slowly cooked in their own juices. Shaped into balls, wrapped in green fig leaves and slow-baked.