Figs are great in spreads. Paired with salty, briny olives, their sweet, earthy flavor is a natural complement to cheese. Our basic fig-olive tapenade with capers, balsamic vinegar, and thyme is a wonderful topping for crostini when paired with goat cheese. For an extra umami kick, anchovies are a great addition to a tapenade. For something sweeter, our fig compote is flavored with bourbon, star anise, and cardamom. It's a perfect foil to stinky cheeses.