Panetto di Fichi (Fig & Chocolate Fruitcake) from Garritano
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Limited supply! We flew in this special Southern Italian fig and chocolate fruitcake just for you. The Garritano family has been crafting sweet specialties from luscious Calabrian Dottato figs for more than 100 years. Made with a jealously guarded traditional recipe, Panetto di Fichi is a rich, disk-shaped fruitcake, dense with dried figs and dark chocolate. Finely ground nuts contribute to the satisfying chew, and orange zest adds just a hint of refined bitterness. Apricot jam, white wine and spices round out every full-flavored bite.
The perfect gift for cheese lovers, sweet and savory Panetto di Fichi goes with everything from fresh goat cheese to aged cheddar. For a cheese plate revelation, serve slices of fig cake instead of bread or crackers and top with blue cheese. Add glasses of sweet wine for a dessert worth celebrating.
The city of Cosenza, nestled in Calabria’s Crati Valley, is blessed with the light breezes and limited rainfall that create the perfect environment for figs to develop intense flavor and sweetness. It’s here that the Garritano family has been preserving figs for more than 100 years, carefully selecting the best of the local crop, meticulously following every step of the labor-intensive drying process, and adhering to fiercely guarded family recipes. From generation to generation, the stages of production have remained unchanged, ensuring consistently high quality products featuring Cosenza’s prized Dottato figs.