USA Pears, cheese, and wine have a natural affinity, and together they create a classic combination of tastes and textures. To make a successful match, the secret is to understand the ‘personality’ of your pear.
Each pear variety has its own distinct flavor and texture, so you should begin by picking the pear you want to spotlight. Next, select a cheese that will be enhanced by the pear, and finally, choose a wine to complete the tasty trifecta.
Specially selected combinations created by Northwest chef and James Beard Award winner, Caprial Pence, are outlined here.
Use these suggestions or concoct your own delectable combinations, and let your taste buds be your guide!
The Green Anjou pear is refreshingly sweet and juicy with a hint of citrus. Try it with goat cheese or brie paired with Sauvignon Blanc or Demi-Sec Champagne. Festive!
A picnic perfect pairing: juicy and aromatic Bartlett pears with Saint André cheese and Brut Champagne.
Wow your guests with earthy and honey-sweet Bosc pear slices partnered with aged white cheddar and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Fly your tastebuds to the moon with sweet Comice paired with Stilton and Ruby Port.
You heard it here first: the crisp Forelle pear is a winner with Maytag Blue and Late Harvest Riesling!
Red Pears are a thing of beauty, especially when paired with buttery brie and Chianti.
Pinot Noir and Fontina paired with Seckel pears makes for some pleasing flavors on the palate!