The Pajarero variety of fig is grown in Spain, where local farmers have been cultivating fig orchards since they were introduced during the Arabic invasion. An integral part of Spanish cuisine, the Pajarero fig is smaller and sweeter than its cousin from Turkey. Its thin, delicate skin allows the flavor of the fig to shine through. At the end of August, the Pajarero starts to fall from the tree, signaling they are ripe and ready to go through the drying process. Small families cultivate the figs and collect them once they have all fallen. After going through the drying process, where sugars in the fig naturally crystallize on the skin, the figs are ready for you! These dried figs are the perfect snack or addition to a cheese plate.