Fig, Date, Walnut and Blue Sheese wrapped in Cucumber
I've had this idea kicking around in my green notebook (where I keep my food ideas) for more than a year now, but as our precious supply of Blue Sheese has reached the end (as it is not distributed in the US at the moment), it was time to act.
The basic idea was to make a fondue of sorts -- melt the microplaned blue cheese along with minced dates, figs and walnuts and pour it into a 2oz ramekin (lined with plastic wrap), let it chill in the fridge. Then unmold, and wrap with a piece of cucumber (cut on a the benriner) that had been brushed with a gin and black pepper mixture.
Of course, that alone would have been fine, but of course, I had to go a put it on a stick. ;)
In the end, it was extremely flavorful, but really benefited from having a martini (garnished with some of the leftover cucumber) to cut through the richness of the app...