Put the figs, walnuts, anchovies, garlic, and 1/4 tsp. salt in a food processor. Process until finely chopped. Add the olive oil, Cognac, and a few twists of pepper and process again to make a somewhat coarse paste.
Taste and adjust the seasonings, if necessary. Spread the anchoiade on the grilled bruschetta and top with a few of the cheese shavings.
nutrition information (per serving):
per Tbs., Calories
3.5, Fat Calories
30, Saturated Fat
2, Monounsaturated Fat
6, Polyunsaturated Fat
Photo: Scott Phillips