Pear and pecorino

Vincenzo loves a proverb or saying, he delights, glint in his eye, in repeating them endlessly. The mere sight of a pear prompts one of his favourites which he recites in a rather deep voice and then is quickly reduced to infectious giggles, ‘Non fa sapere al contadino quant’é buona la pera con pecorino‘ (‘don’t let the farmer know how good a pear is with pecorino’,)

I think it may be too late, I think the farmer already knows the ravishingly simple and delicious combination that is salty piquant sheep’s milk pecorino with a perfectly ripe, sweet, fragrant pear, the joyous meeting of two temperaments, sweet and soft with hard and salty.

A handful of young fresh walnuts wouldn’t go amiss with this fine duo.

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