Pears & Blue Cheese

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Could anyone explain to me why there is such a taste affinity between pears and blue cheese? I have some Stilton and pears here. Why when both go into the mouth are they so much greater than apart? The pears in particular enlarge.
 
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I think it is the pungency of the cheese opening up your nose that does it. Taste is mostly smell, and the greater the sensitivity of smell that more complex the nuances of taste, especially something as sublime as a pear. I have some leaf-wrapped Picon Cabrales I have been snacking on lately. Now I'll go get some pears. And throw in a bottle of ruby port while I'm at it.....
 
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"Al villano non far sapere
quanto è buono il formaggio con le pere"

("Never let the peasant know
how much is good the cheese with the pears")

Ancient Italian Proverb
:) :) :)

Pongi
 

kuan

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Love pears and blue cheese. Figs and blue cheese is awesome as well. Figs, blue cheese, port...

Kuan
 
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Pongi... that is great! Really!
How about Camembert or really ripe brie w/pears? Or how about any fruit with any cheese? Apples and cheddar... like apple pie, without the crust.
 
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Pears and blue are some of the most sensual foods I know...
ripe comice with sweet gorgonzolla or a creamy blue.
I had a Mo. goldrush with sharp cheddar for dinner last night...some things just work.
 

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