Pear Soup with Pancetta and Blue Cheese
In this recipe, the classic pairing of pears and blue cheese is transformed into a warm, comforting fall dish, and if you've read through our fall issue, you know soup is always better with cheese! A creamy, potent blue works best here.
The flavor of the pear is delicate, almost haunting, and leaves you going "what on earth is in this?" until the pear-ness of it asserts itself at the very end. Then, because I love pears with pancetta and blue cheese, I decided to throw a bit of those on top. Wow! They really made the soup, especially the blue cheese.
Photo by James Ransom