This is a great afternoon snack, appetizer or even dessert: Sweet, ripe pears that have a bit of firmness still, sliced fairly thin and placed all over a plate. On top, ample slices of Robusto cheese. Buy the cheese in small $5 blocks at your local Whole Foods, and enjoy. Another cheese that's perfect with pears is Cabot Clothbound Cheddar, which tastes a bit like butterscotch. It's very delicious, but perhaps not one you'd desire to eat over and over. Robusto, on the other hand, scores high every time. Whenever I serve up this treat, it's always on my mother-in-law's Blue Ridge China.