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Feb 13, 2009 06:17 AM

What cheese with pears?

What cheeses work especially well with pears?

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    1. Not really many that don't go well (maybe American). Manchego, brie, gouda, the gorgonzola already mentioned. I'd probably steer clear of sweeter cheese -- but even those can be good depending on the cheese.

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      1. re: ferret

        Blue, blue, blue...or bleu, bleu, bleu.

        1. re: kattyeyes

          Yup. Isn't Stilton classic with pears?

          1. re: Ali

            Mmm, yes. Stilton is perfect, but other blues work too.

        2. re: ferret

          Agreed - practically ALL cheese is good with pears! I like all of the above and chevre, too. Asaiago. Cheddar. A sweet cheese could be nice in a desserty thing. Reading this thread is practically making me salivate!

        3. brie is delicious. my husband loves a sandwich of a fresh baguette with brie, pears, and honey.

          1. I would prefer a hard cheese- pungent and sharp with a perfect pear.

            1. The classic Milanese combination is pears, walnuts, and gorgonzola.

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              1. re: Louise

                I add diced celery and a dressing of mayo and 0 fat greek yogurt for my modified Waldorf salad. Super easy and raves from all ranges of palates.