Pears and Pecorino


Few desserts are as naturally sophisticated as fruit paired with cheese. The honey and ground pepper complete the marvelous quartet of sweet and pungent flavors.


  • ½ pound pecorino cheese

  • 4 Comice pears, cored and sliced

  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Slice cheese thinly, and divide among four plates. Place pears on top of cheese. Warm honey, and drizzle it over pears. Top with a grind of pepper.

Cook's Notes

Pecorino, a hard, aged Italian cheese made from sheep's milk, works especially well with ripe, juicy Comice pears. If you can't find pecorino, substitute another hard cheese, like Parmesan.

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