Roasted Pear and Maple Bourbon Cheddar Salad

Wisconsin Cheese Roasted Pear and Maple Bourbon Cheddar Salad  Recipe
Active Time
30 Minutes


Maple-Orange Vinaigrette:



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Young Cheddar can be used in this recipe.


Maple-Orange Vinaigrette:

  1. Whisk the maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, orange zest and Dijon mustard in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.


  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Line a 15 x 10-inch baking pan with aluminum foil.
  2. Drizzle pears with olive oil and maple syrup on prepared pan; toss to coat. Arrange pears in a single layer. Lightly season with salt and pepper. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until pears are tender, turning once. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  3. Toss salad mix with 1/4 cup vinaigrette in a large serving bowl. Top with the pears, quinoa, red onion, pepitas and pomegranate seeds. Drizzle with remaining vinaigrette; toss to coat. Sprinkle with cheddar.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Savor maple bourbon cheddar cheese blended with hints of bourbon, maple, caramel and molasses—it melts in your mouth. Delicious cut and arranged on your next charcuterie cheese board, too.

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