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Pear Cider Reduction with Aged Cheddar Cheese

Pear Cider Reduction with Aged Cheddar CheeseStart or end your meal with this elegant pear dish. Recipe by Chef Sarah Stegner.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups pear cider or sparkling pear juice
1 tablespoon butter
2 ripe pears
8 ounces Wisconsin Aged Cheddar cheese*, at room temperature
Crusty French bread, sliced

Cooking Directions:

  1. In medium saucepan over medium-high heat, simmer the cider until it reduces to a syrup consistency, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter.
  2. Cut each pear into 6 wedges. Remove cores. Place 3 wedges on each of four small plates.
  3. Break (do not cut) cheese into 2-ounce portions and place over the pear wedges.
  4. Spoon warm pear syrup over the cheese.
  5. Serve with warm crusty French bread.

Makes 4 servings.

*Aged 2 years or older is preferred

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.