Alexandrina Shaved Fennel, Green Pear and Alexandrina Finniss River Romano Salad


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Our Fennel, Pear & Romano salad is a wonderful light salad or side dish. With finely sliced fennel bulb, wafer thin green pear, and local Alexandrina Romano cheese, it's flavourful, bright, and satisfying.




Alexandrina Shaved Fennel, Green Pear and Alexandrina Finniss River Romano Salad


Groundwork, 15 minutes preparation time




For the Salad


75 g Alexandrina Finniss River Romano, shaved with a peeler

2 medium fennel bulbs, finely sliced

2 green pears, unpeeled, halved, cored and finely sliced


For the Dressing


1 Tablespoon of olive oil

1 Tablespoon of lemon juice

1 Tablespoon of grated lemon zest

1 Tablespoon flat leaf parsley, chopped


Salt & Pepper


Petal & Green Microgreens for garnish 




For the Salad - prepare all salad ingredients using a clean chopping board, mandoline and knife

medium fennel bulbs, use madoline to slice finely, place into the serving

halve and core the green pears, use madoline to slice finely, also place into the serving

we suggest shaving the Romano with a peeler

use local microgreens to decorate the top


For the Dressing - in a small bowl or glass jar mix together olive oil, lemon juice, grated lemon zest, and flat leaf parsley


serve immediately with salad servers, and remember that left over salad can be used in your weekday lunch box!


Calcium Hero of the Dish | Finniss River Romano 

Alexandrina's Finniss River Romano is a piquant infused pecorino-style cheese, aged for over 12 months. This handmade cheese has an extraordinary pleasant taste and texture. It lingers long on the palate, with a delightful aroma and visual appeal. Match with red wine varietal. Serve this cheese | on a platter with pinenuts, sundried tomatoes and green olives. It is also versatile shaved on top of savoury dishes with basil, roast tomatoes and garlic. 27.9 % minimum fat | available in a 10kg wheel, or various weighted wedges vacuum packed.

Looking for Pears? | Try one of the growers at the Adelaide Farmers Market Sunday weekly


Top Tip | There are a couple of different ways to shave fennel and pear without a mandoline. You can use a vegetable peeler, a cheese planer, a knife or a food processor.


Foodie Fact | We also love to use our Alexandrina Finniss River Romano on our Caesar Bowl which can be found in our Summer Series eCookbook


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