The changing seasons bring in an assortment of new flavours—including pears! While apples and squash may be fall favourites, this salad recipe celebrates the pear, a juicy and flavourful addition to your autumnal meals.

Filled with fibre and antioxidants, pears are excellent for improving gut health and fighting inflammation. The delicious bell-shaped fruits are available year-round, making them a great snack choice for every season. Pears pair nicely with warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, ingredients like lemon and chocolate, and creamy cheeses like Wildwood from Stonetown Artisan Cheese.

As the temperatures cool, try this deliciously earthy salad, layered with romaine lettuce, rich and creamy Wildwood cheese, and sweet juicy pears. It’s the perfect autumn treat.

Serves 4 | Preparation time: 20

INGREDIENTS

1 large head romaine lettuce rinsed, dried and chopped
2 pears cored and diced
200 g Wildwood shredded
3 tbsp. cranberries
3 tbsp. pistachios or walnuts

DRESSING

2 tbsp. maple syrup
3 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp. Greek yogurt
1 tsp. mustard
⅓ tsp. onion powder
⅓ tbs. garlic powder
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. Italian herb mix
⅔ cup olive oil
black pepper (to taste)

DIRECTIONS

In a large salad bowl, combine romaine lettuce, pears, Wildwood cheese, cranberries and pistachios.
Whisk together dressing ingredients.
Pour dressing over salad,
toss and serve.

About Stonetown Cheese

It was always our dream to produce delicious, high-quality cheese reminiscent of the renowned Swiss Mountains. In 1996, we immigrated to Canada, with our three children in tow, to start our own dairy farm in St. Marys, Ontario.

With a profound commitment to creating cheese of the highest quality, our humble dream became a reality. Our cheese is handcrafted alpine-style cheese made with fresh whole cow’s milk from our family farm. To ensure our cheese is pure, natural and of the highest quality and taste, the milk we use is unpasteurized and additive-free.

Our commitment to producing high-quality cheese is best reflected in the care we give to our Holstein cows. They live in a clean and comfortable free-stall barn, sleep year-round on beach sand, and enjoy feed of the best quality.

Find more great recipes at stonetowncheese.com. Recipe created by Jolanda Weber

Shop Stonetown Cheese at Sobeys, Metro, Longos, and specialty food stores, or online at stonetowncheese.com

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Visit Stonetown Artisan Cheese to experience the scenic beauty surrounding the farm, watch how the cheese is made, try the cheese and enjoy the peace and quiet out in the country.

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