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Italian Cheese course

mandarin Aug 16, 2012 02:57 AM

OK... so I found this great recipe to serve as the cheese dish for a 6 course Italian feast.
it is a "pear carpachhio" - thinly sliced pear round, shaved pecrino, balsamic vinegar, . The other ingredient is pureed pea/olive oil, but I am not so sure it is "italian enough" to compliment the rest of the meal. Any suggestions for an alternative ingredient that could go well with the pear & cheese?

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    janniecooks Aug 16, 2012 08:20 AM

    arugula and pine nuts might do the trick. I once had an amazing salad of sliced pears drizzled with balsamic glaze, served with a slice of manchego cheese wrapped in serrano ham, and accompanied by a simply dressed herb salad - mostly italian parsley, chives, basil, a touch of mint and maybe a touch of tarragon. You could do something similar, wrapping the pecorino with prosciutto.

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      Harters Aug 16, 2012 05:33 AM

      I think it sounds great and, with the simplicity, has very much an Italian feel to it.

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