Pear & Cheese Pairings
A Healthy Choice. Pears are an excellent source of fiber, offering 24% of the recommended daily value per medium-sized pear, and they’re a good source of vitamin C, too.
Cheese is a great source of calcium, one of the key nutrients that helps to keep bones and teeth strong. Rich in protein as well, cheese eaten with meals in 1 to 2 ounce servings may actually help curb hunger and keep you feeling satisfied after meals and snacks. Cabot cheddar cheese is also lactose and gluten-free, making it a great snack for anyone!
Just like wine, some pears pair better with certain cheese. From aged cheddars to milder colby jacks, there’s a perfect pear to accentuate the flavor of any cheese.
At only 100 calories per serving, pears are also fat-free, sodium-free, and cholesterol-free.
Comice Pear & Vermont Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Pear Flavor: Delicate, creamy texture with a full-bodied sweet flavor.
Cheddar Flavor: Vermont Sharp Cracker Cuts are smooth and buttery with a sharp yet subtle tang. Already sliced into cracker-sized pieces these are ready for snacking!
Bartlett & Seriously Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Pear Flavor: Quintessential pear flavor and aroma with abundant juice.
Cheese Flavor: Seriously Sharp Cheddar Cheese is a dense, milky white cheddar with a slightly crumbly texture.
Green Anjou & Pepper Jack Cheese
Pear Flavor: Refreshingly sweet and juicy with a hint of citrus.
Cheese Flavor: Pepper Jack Cracker Cuts are crisp and buttery with just the right amount of heat. And did we mention they are pre-sliced to make snacking easier than ever.
Red Anjou & Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Pear Flavor: Juicy and fresh with a sweet-tart finish.
Cheese Flavor: Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese is a creamy, white cheddar in color with an almost crumbly texture and a sophisticated citrus-y tang.
Bosc & Colby Jack Cheese
Pear Flavor: Crisp and woodsy with a honey sweetness.
Cheese Flavor: Colby Jack Cracker Cuts are smooth and mild with a lovely marbling. Add convenience with a perfect cracker size cut.
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Our Favorite Pear & Cheddar Recipes
Pears are a satisfying and healthy snack that can easily be transformed into a sweet treat like these Cheddar and Roasted Pear Canape! These 3 Year Cheddar, Pear and Almond Appetizer is perfect for that next get-together with family and friends.
About USA Pears
The 900 pear growers in Oregon and Washington are proud to produce 88% of the U.S. fresh pear crop. USA Pears are in season nearly year-round with 10 varieties to choose from. A ripe pear is a sweet pear, so “Check the Neck for Ripeness!” Press the “neck” of the pear near the stem; if it yields to gentle pressure, it’s ripe. If it feels firm, keep it at room temperature to ripen. Once they are ripe, refrigerate pears to enjoy for several days. To learn more visit USAPears.org.