Fresh Pears with Stilton


4 ripe pears ½ pound best-quality Stilton or Saga Blue Cheese Walnut halves, toasted, about ½ cup


Pick firm but ripe pears. Wash well. Using an apple corer, or a knife, remove seeds. Cut pears in half and then again in thin slices. Lay on a plate and set aside. When the Stilton is very cold, cut thin slices with a vegetable peeler. Put one slice of cheese on top of each pear. Garnish with a toasted walnut halve and serve at room temperature.