I found these beautiful Forelle Pears in the grocery store a few days ago. I love pears, especially red bartletts and boscs.
I had never seen such gorgeous Forelle Pears before, so I was eager to try them. These are from Chile, and here’s a link to USAPears and another to Epicurious in case you need to brush up on your pear knowledge. Like all pears that I buy, I left these on the kitchen counter to ripen and soften for a couple of days. In the meantime, they were models for a few of these pictures.
Finally, today, I sliced up one of these, and my impression? The first one was quite sweet, but the mealy texture was a big disappointment. I put the second one in the fridge and later tried it chilled to see if refrigeration might help the texture.
Because charcuterie and fruit are almost always a winner for me, I even tried to help out this second pear by eating it with a bit of hard salami. (Sorry, I ate up the salami too fast to take a picture…)
Unfortunately, the second pear, although just as sweet, still had a mealy texture that was off-putting.
So, I suppose you can’t judge a Forelle Pear by its cover.
But aren’t they so pretty?