From starters to dessert…

Ingredients (serves 4)
2 Comice pears
50 g of fontina cheese
Freshly ground black pepper 

Instructions: wash pears and cut into slices not too thick. Remove the central core and powder the pear slices with freshly ground black pepper. Cut the fontina cheese into thin slices and wrap each pear slice before serving.



Fruit with a reddish bloom on the skin (except for coloured varieties) grew at the highest of the foliage, where the alternation between sunlight and overnight dew encourages such redness.

The date of flowering from one year to the next may differ by a couple of weeks, while the harvest date tends to be stable. The duration of the fruit growing cycle depends significantly on environmental conditions, especially in the ripening stage.

Pears are harvested slightly unripe, otherwise it would not be possible keep them for long periods as is the case today. Nevertheless, it is possible to complete ripening naturally at a later stage with suitable precautions.