The Bosc pear is firm, juicy and flavourful, making it our most popular pear. Its flavour is bold,  with an almost honey-sweetness, and a crisp and crunchy flesh. As with other pears, the Bosc  doesn’t need to be soft to be full of flavour and is actually best eaten before it softens. A good test to check ripeness, is to press your thumb into its long neck, which will slightly give. Its firm texture allows it to hold its shape, making it well-suited for poaching, baking, sautéing or roasting. Bosc pears are delicious on their own and exquisite paired with cheese or nuts. It’s flavour only deepens when cooked with nutmeg, cardamon or cinnamon.