Cheese and Pears

As of late I’ve been trying to do more things Italian. Just in general.  I had lapsed on my language studies.  But no more! This past weekend I went down to Culver City to a cute little Italian cafe to join up with members of Fieri to play Scopa and Briscola (two really fun card games, that I hope to teach you soon).  And between my new friends there and other random Italians, I hope to have fairly regular conversation practice.

So, to kick start, I bring back the not-so-weekly edition of useful phrases:

Ambasciator non porta pena.

  • Don’t shoot the messenger.

Al contadino non far sapere quanto è buono il formaggio con le pere.

  • Don’t let the farmer know how good cheese is with pears.

Esse nufesso qui dice male di macuruni.

  • Who speaks badly of macaroni is a fool.

Stavo sognando di voi.

  • I was dreaming about you.

And to note, I might have spilled the beans on the cheese and pear combo. Seriously delicious. See below and then check out (recipe below was found there and the site appears to have a wealth of wonderful food combos, ie coffee and vanilla)


3-4 pears (sliced)
100g dark chocolate (chopped)
200g mild blue cheese – I used Gorgonzola Dolce (cubed)
8 crisp rye bread slices


Share pears, cheese and chocolate to the plates.
Serve with crisp bread on the side.

Serve 4 people.



Filed under Learn Italian, Mangiamo

2 responses to “Cheese and Pears

  1. dsharona

    Reading this while hungry was a horrible idea! I want pears and cheese now!!!

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