A recipe by Kerry Saretsky, as published at Serious Eats. This can be lunch, an appetizer, dessert, or a cheese course. You could substitute Stilton or Gorgonzola for the Roquefort for a different flavor. The pears should be perfectly ripe, neither too hard nor too soft, and absolutely sweet. Any variety will do, as long as it meets those criteria. Since the Sauternes is cooked, it need not be a very expensive bottle (it can be pricy).