Pears with gorgonzola and nuts
Pears with gorgonzola and nuts is a recipe originally developed by Luisa Vallazza from the 3 Michelin star restaurant Al Sorriso in the Novara province of Piedmont. And it makes a delicious and elegant dessert.
Apart from being a great cheese, gorgonzola is also magnificent ingredient adding spice and character to both savoury and sweet dishes. As such it has inspired many great chefs in the area of origin. One of these is Luisa Vallazza, a 3 star chef from the town of Soriso near Lago d’Orta in Piedmont. She boils pears in mulled Barolo wine and fills them with a rich cream of gorgonzola and ricotta.