The sample lady at TJ’s was giving out tiny cups filled with this fruit-and-cheese duo at last weekend. Connor took two bites and said, “Mama, this is the good-est cheese ever!”
Have you had Asian pears before? They look like apples, but they aren’t. I grew up eating different varieties of them. I think they taste like regular green pears, except they’re crunchier, slightly grainier and slightly more watery… Waterier? And they’re usually a bit sweeter too. The skin is also thicker than regular pears, which I don’t mind, but Connor likes it better when I peel them for her and serve them with the “good-est” cheese, also known as “creamy Toscano,” which TJ’s describes like so: “Trader Joe’s Toscano Cheese combines the robust, nutty characteristics of aged Parmesan with a creamy farmstead Cheddar — a particular profile that allows for maximum fromage flavoring.”
Man, that sounds good, doesn’t it? 🤗 AND IT IS.
Asian pears are all over the place right now. The one I got is a Korean pear, and it’s almost as big as a grapefruit!
We may or may not have eaten the entire thing in one sitting!
I also found this three-pack of Nansui Japanese pears for five bucks at Target.
If you run into one of those Korean pears, you have to try it! Ideally, with cheese. 🧀
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,