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Rosemary Honey Macadamia Cheese with Figs and a Balsamic Reduction

When fresh figs make an appearance at the market, my heart skips a beat. I love everything about them. Their beautiful shape and the deep colors remind me of a renaissance painting. The soft, pink  fruit is delicately sweet. The texture starts with firm flesh that yields to the juicy interior intermingled with crunchy seeds. Truly a chef’s dream, their flavor really shines when paired with other ingredients that they in turn enhance.



Figs are high in potassium which protects your heart and high in fiber. They help protect your eyes from macular degeneration and protect your bones with a healthy serving of calcium. They are not just beautiful, they are smart, too!

This raw food recipe has it all. A rosemary honey macadamia cheese (no dehydrator needed) spiked with shallots is topped with a balsamic reduction that is easily done in the dehydrator. Rosemary almond pepper crackers provide the base for the cheese and the star … figs.

By combining and layering the flavors, you get a delicious, gourmet treat that takes surprisingly little time to prepare! A little advanced planning and you have a delightful treat for even the fussiest foodies. An alternative way to serve would be to slice the figs and top with the “cheese”. Don’t be intimidated by the directions. Actual time that you are touching food is very small. Read through the directions first and you will see!



Look for the cracker recipe on Wednesday!

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  1. Abbey wrote on February 14, 2014

    Hi, I’ve left it to culture for 24 hours but have now realised I don’t like the consistency. I didn’t get it smooth enough when I blended it. Can I blend it again now before I add the other ingredients or will that ruin the work of the probiotic? Love your website by the way 🙂

  2. jessica wrote on November 24, 2013

    I have a question; I don’t have a probiotic CAPSULE, however, I do have a ”probiotic synergy” supplement that is a white round little ”pill” from a health food store. I compared it to the capsules, and it literally has the same exact ingredients. If I crushed this so it was powder, could I use this to supplement the capsule? thanks!

    • Susan wrote on November 24, 2013

      Honestly, I don’t know. It should work. Probiotics are more for health and flavor, not consistency. Cheers!

  3. Leonie wrote on October 24, 2013

    This will be great for me to give a go I have just purchased a dehydrator and am looking for recipes and this looks divine.

  4. Holly wrote on October 7, 2013

    Hi! Just made this recipe and it is really good! I was also wondering about freezing it because I can’t bear to waste any!… Has anyone tried?

    • Susan wrote on October 8, 2013

      I have frozen cashew creams but not cashew cheeses. You can always try and report back!!

  5. elysa wrote on May 20, 2013

    what is a sieve? is there a specific type? and is there a specific cheese cloth?

    thank you

  6. Sandra wrote on April 15, 2013

    I just made this, it is unbelievable! Divine!! Best crackers and best cheese I’ve ever had! 😉

  7. Sonja wrote on April 12, 2013

    Trying this for sure! Having given up dairy cheese is what I miss the most! that and croissants….

  8. cj healey wrote on March 24, 2013

    sorry, i left this out of my question…
    i should have said if the answer is yes to the rejuvelac, how much would you add and when would you add it?


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