pecorino di fossa with pears in wine

Pecorino di Fossa Cheese with Pears in Red Wine

Pears in red wine with cheese: a perfect pairing to be served as a side dish. Adding couple of slices of cheese more it can become a refined starter and definitely a dish that will make cheese lovers very happy!

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 large pears
  • 2 oz acacia honey
  • 2 oz sugar
  • ½ liter of red wine (Sangiovese Superiore)
  • 12 thin slices of aged Pecorino di Fossa cheese
  • 2 cloves
  • 4 juniper berries
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 2 star anise pods
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 2 small cinnamon sticks
  • Zest of one organic lemon
CATEGORY
Side Dish
CUISINE
Italian Recipes
YELD
4 servings
PREP. TIME
5 min.
COOK TIME
45 min.
TOTAL TIME
50 min.
Pears in red wine with cheese: a perfect pairing to be served as a side dish. If you add a couple of slices of cheese more it can become a refined starter and definitely a dish that will make cheese lovers very happy!

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Instructions

How to Make Pecorino Cheese with Pears

  • Pour the wine in a saucepan and add the honey and the sugar.
  • Put it on the stove and bring to a boil.
  • Now add the spices and the lemon zest and let simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Wash the pears and add them to the liquid. Cook for 30 minutes over low heat and covered.
  • Once the pears are cooked and the liquid has become syrupy, remove the fruit.
  • Strain the wine syrup and cut the pears into cubes and the Pecorino cheese into slices.
  • Arrange the slices of cheese on one side and the diced pear on the other sied.
  • Finally, pour a tablespoon of wine reduction on the pears.

Pears and Cheese

Pears and cheese is an extraordinary combination, but what kind of cheese goes well with pears? Many combinations are possible, but we suggest you to try with blue cheese, Stilton, Caciocavallo, Taleggio, goat cheese and Pecorino.

In particular, the latter is a classic pears and cheese pairing. Serve some slices of pecorino and pears with a drizzle of good honey and some chopped walnuts. Your guests will love it!