Blue Cheese & Pear
The combination of blue cheese and fresh pear works so well, doesn't it? The strong, salty, musty taste of the cheese against the bright, sweet coolness of a pear. Yum.
I made a blue cheese sauce for a chicken breast a few weeks ago with a big chunk of left over King Island Endeavour Blue from a party. Mixed with a little sour cream (for want of real cream) and a half teaspoon of Vegeta powdered vegetable stock (made in Malta, I think, and popular with Southern European migrants here) and some red wine. Spooned over a chicken breast and steamed zucchini, then teamed with a sliced perfectly ripe Autumn pear and a tangle of peppery rocket leaves. Yum and yum! What topped it all off was the drizzle of balsamic vinegar over the pear, which I did after taking the photo. What a great dinner idea!! Pity we so rarely have leftover blue cheese in our fridge....I love the stuff.