Pears: A Traditional Accompaniment to Stilton Cheese


It’s like heaven and earth.  Dick and Jane.  Coffee and cream.  That’s how pears and stilton cheese are.  Although they have contrasting tastes, they are partners, a classic combination.

These two, stilton cheese and pears, are a traditional starter in the United Kingdom as pecorino and pears are in Italy.  It is probably because the saltiness and strong smell of stilton cheese contrasts well with the natural sweetness of pears.

Even vegans sometimes dig on a bit of cheese accompanied with pears every now and then.  Stilton also tastes great with pears in pies and tarts.