Pear and
Blue Cheese Board
  • Description:

    The beauty of a cheese board is that you can serve it as an appetiser or an after-dinner course. This recipe is a good example of how simple it can be to put one together. Just grab these ingredients, arrange them on a board, serve and enjoy. Otherwise, why not make a pear and blue cheese salad? Simply chop the nuts, cheese and pears, then toss them lightly with salad leaves along with the dressing. Serves: 4 as a starter, or 6 as a side dish

  • Ingredients:

    4 handfuls watercress
    Handful rocket
    160 ml (⅔ cup) toasted walnuts
    825 g Rhodes Pear Halves in Syrup, drained

    125 g (1 wedge) mild blue cheese
    15 ml (1 tbsp.) cider vinegar
    10 ml (2 tsp.) Dijon mustard
    1 ml (¼ tsp.) salt

    45 ml (3 tbsp.) olive oil
    Coarsely ground black pepper, to taste


  • Method:

    1. Arrange the Rhodes Pear Halves on a board, together with the watercress and rocket, toasted walnuts and creamy blue cheese.
    2. Make a dressing with the olive oil, mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper.
    3. Pour into a bowl and place on the board.
      Tips and variations
      • Serve as a starter with crusty bread or as an after-dinner cheese course with salty biscuits.

      Recipe supplied by Rhodes