There is something so satisfying about the combination of a crisp pear and the smokiness of a great gouda. That crunch and smoothness together. It makes my mouth feel alive.
This is one of my very favorite salads.
A bed of field greens, a Red Asian pear, sliced thin, a hunk of the best blue cheese I have ever tasted (thank you farmers market), a sprinkling of walnuts and a few slices of great smokey gouda.
Be still my heart.
I top it off with a light vinaigrette and a little drizzle of honey.
I wish all my salads were this good.