Warm Cheese, Bacon & Pear Salad


Warm crispy bacon, cheese pair salad. You will be asked for the recipe, trust us!

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 tbsp. white balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper
4 slices bacon
2 fresh pears
8 oz. arugula
4 oz. Ile De France Blue d’Auvergne cheese

Prepare a vinaigrette by mixing together the olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Set aside to let the flavors blend.
Set a large frying pan over medium heat. Cut the bacon into 1 inch slices and put into the hot frying pan. Sauté the bacon pieces until crisp.

Remove bacon and place on paper towels to drain.
Drain all but 1 tbsp. bacon grease from frying pan.
Core the pears and then cut into 1/2 inch circular slices.
Sauté pears in remaining bacon grease over medium high heat turning once, until edges are slightly browned.

Remove from the pan let drain on paper towels.
Spread arugula over a large platter and drizzle with 1/2 of the vinaigrette dressing.

Layer the pear slices over the arugula. Top with bacon pieces.
Crumble the Ile De France Blue d’Auvergne cheese over the salad. Drizzle with remaining dressing and serve.