Pear and gorgonzola bruschetta

Pear and gorgonzola bruschetta

By 26/01/2018

One among many delicious Italian cheeses is Gorgonzola which originally comes from Gorgonzola in Milano. This is a veined blue cheese which can be buttery or firm or crumbly and salty. It is delicious and it can also be added to many dishes like risottos to finish them off and give them some creaminess. You can find the "Gorgonzola Dolce" (sweet) or the "Gorgonzola Piccante" (spicy). The sweet one has a delicate flavour and a soft paste with subtle green-blue veins.

The spicy Gorgonzola has a more hard texture and an intense and spicy taste with widespread blue-greenish marbling.

These days you can easily find Gorgonzola outside of Italy, just make sure it carries the DOP mark so you can be sure it has actually been produced in Italy. There are many fake Italian products out there which are probably cheaper but have also nothing to do with real Italian food.

I saw Gorgonzola at my local supermarket today and after enjoying a good slice just on its own (I love it so much) I decided to make a quick snack: a bruschetta with grilled pear, Gorgonzola and walnut pieces. It was so good and it reminded me of when I used to prepare this in Italy (so long time ago now!) for dinner parties. Gorgonzola and pear go heavenly together.

If you are not fond of Gorgonzola just replace it with any soft cheese of your choice.

 

  • Prep Time : 15 minutes
  • Cook Time : 5 minutes
  • Yield : 4

Ingredients

Instructions

Slice the pears into 3 mm or 0.11 inch slices. Slice the bread into 1 cm or 0.40 inch.

Making pear and gorgonzola bruschetta

Brush both sides of the pears with olive oil. Heat up a griddle pan and when it is very hot place the pears on it. Grill them on both sides for a few minutes.

grilling pears

Place the bread on the griddle pan, toast it on both sides.

Spread some gorgonzola cheese on each slice of bread and place the grilled pears on top. Sprinkle the chopped walnuts on top and decorate with thyme leaves. Drizzle with olive oil and serve.

Grilled pears with gorgonzola cheese and walnuts_

Grilled pears with gorgonzola cheese and walnuts_

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15 Responses to Pear and gorgonzola bruschetta

  1. gloria

    Sounds wonderful ! I love pears and brushetta!

    • Alida

      Grazie cara buona giornata!

  2. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    What a great bruschetta recipe! I love those grilled marks on the pears..beautiful!
    Have a wonderful weekend, Alida!

    • Alida

      Barbecuing food is a great way to bring out the best flavour!

  3. Margaret

    Love this, beautiful enough to serve at a wedding!

    • Alida

      Oh that’s very kind of you ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. elisabetta

    Such good, wholesome food and yet at the same time I believe we could easily see this being served at high-end restaurants and receptions.

    • Alida

      I think the combination of pears and gorgonzola just works so well together.

    • Alida

      Grazie cara Claudia.

  5. All That I'm Eating

    This is such a pretty dish and the flavours work so well together. This would be a great light lunch or appetiser!

    • Alida

      Yes this would work either for lunch or as an appetizer. That’s bruschetta for you.

  6. Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist

    You’re not alone…. I LOVE Gorgonzola. I definitely don’t eat it often enough. Delicious with fruit though….. your Bruschetta sounds delicious x

  7. Maria

    Not adventurous with my foods ,your recepies are simple ingredients that one has at home ,always a delight . Loved the pear and Gorgonzola cheese.Made it and it was great.

    • Alida

      Thank you Maria. All the recipes I post on the blog are every day recipes for my family. I am pleased you like them!

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