Cheese is a great source of calcium, one of the key nutrients that helps to keep bones and teeth strong. Rich in protein as well, cheese eaten with meals in 1 to 2 ounce servings may actually help curb hunger and keep you feeling satisfied after meals and snacks. Cabot cheddar cheese is also lactose and gluten-free, making it a great snack for anyone!
Just like wine, some pears pair better with certain cheese. From aged cheddars to milder colby jacks, there’s a perfect pear to accentuate the flavor of any cheese.
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The 900 pear growers in Oregon and Washington are proud to produce 88% of the U.S. fresh pear crop. USA Pears are in season nearly year-round with 10 varieties to choose from. A ripe pear is a sweet pear, so "Check the Neck for Ripeness!" Press the "neck" of the pear near the stem; if it yields to gentle pressure, it's ripe. If it feels firm, keep it at room temperature to ripen. Once they are ripe, refrigerate pears to enjoy for several days. To learn more visit USAPears.org.