How to pair apples and pears with cheese

Pairing fruit with cheese is classic for a reason. It’s absolutely delicious! 

There are so many varieties of apple and pear, so have fun mixing and matching them with all the different types of cheese out there. Here are some of our favorite combinations: 

  • Honeycrisp apples are wonderful with tart, firm or semi-firm cheeses like cheddar or smoked gouda 
  • Granny Smith apples pair beautifully with soft mild cheeses such as brie or camembert 
  • Fuji apples work best with firm, aged, tart cheeses like pecorino, parmesan and manchego 
  • D’Anjou pears are delectable paired with a creamy, tangy goat cheese 
  • Bartlett pears are stunning when paired with salty brined cheeses such as feta and halloumi 
  • Bosc pears sing when combined with soft or semi-soft blue cheeses like roquefort, stilton and gorgonzola 

Hot or cold, raw or cooked, there are endless ways to bring together pears, apples, and cheese. Check out our selection of mouth-watering recipes for inspiration! 

Pear recipes 

Bosc blue cheese radicchio cups

Tangy blue cheese collides with crisp Bosc pear and raw radicchio in these easy-to-make cups that require no cooking. 

Source: Chelan Fresh 

Pear tart with goat cheese, rosemary and honey  

Prepare this gorgeous tart with juicy pears and goat cheese, topped with a touch of sweet honey and fragrant rosemary. 

Source: Home and Plate 

Prosciutto-wrapped roast pears with brie and blue cheese 

Salty prosciutto, sharp cheese, peppery arugula and oven-roasted pears make for an elegant and delicious starter. 

Source: Taste 

Spinach, pear and feta quesadillas  

Luscious, ooey-gooey comfort food that is devilish, yet healthy. A treat the whole family will enjoy.  

Source: The Chic Site  

Apple recipes

Apple Blue Cheese Triangles

Apple, walnut and blue cheese triangles 

These crispy phyllo bites stuffed with tangy blue cheese, crunchy walnuts and fresh Gala apples are a crowd-pleaser! 

Source: Chelan Fresh 

Apple-cheddar soup with bacon 

Silky and cheesy, with a touch of saltiness (thank you bacon!), this soup will warm you to the core.  

Source: Food Network  

Baked camembert cheese with apples slices 

Use raw crisp apple slices to dig into a whole oven-baked camembert spiked with whiskey, maple syrup and lemon juice.  

Source: Chef Stuart O’Keefe 

Celery, fennel and apple salad with pecorino and walnuts   

This salad is bright and fresh. The salty pecorino adds wonderful depth and pairs perfectly with the crisp apple. 

Source: Food and Wine

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