This tasty fruit can be found growing all around Carmignano, along with olive trees and the area’s wine producing vines. The figs grown here can be enjoyed fresh with mortadella ham from Prato or with Tuscan salami, or simply on their own sat in the shade of a fig tree.
This fruit really comes into its own however once it’s been dried. They take on a symphony of sweet flavours which are brought out by the addition of a little aniseed or by stuffing them with cream and pine nuts which transforms them into a delicious starter fit for a king. The best way to try Carmignano dried figs though is to eat them the traditional way, stuffed with a little butter or walnut.
Source: APT Prato