Brie has a soft, rich and creamy flavor whereas some varieties of pears have subtle sweetness and firm flesh or soft texture.
ThisWeek staffers answer the question: Do pears and brie really belong together?
Andrew King: I've never had pears and brie together and wished that they had been separated.
Scott Hummel: Hmmm. That's tough. I'm having a difficult time imagining those flavors working together. But I’m not a huge fan of either, so they can go together somewhere else.
Sarah Sole: Yeah they do. They are destined for each other. A world in which pears and brie do not belong together is not a world I'd like to live in.
Dennis Laycock: They do, and I would eat this all day.
Lee Cochran: It seems like an odd combination. I know I wouldn't eat them together.
Lisa Proctor: The textures might not be a good pairing.
Nate Ellis: I suppose, if pears and brie are among your things.
Abby Armbruster: Pears and brie make all the sense in the world. Why shouldn't they stay together?
Neil Thompson: I suppose they pair well, but have you ever tried brie with apple slices? That's the true power couple -- like, on the level of Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen.