Comice pears are a very sweet variety with an earthy taste. They are a lovely blended red and green color.
Pears ripen from the inside. So to choose a good one push on the top part of the pear. It should have a bit of give. If you want to store them, place them in the fridge. They can stay good for a few weeks this way. To ripen them, let them stay a room temperature until they darken a little.
These pears are very delicate. They go great eaten out of hand or sliced and eaten with cheese. If you would like to cook them, try poaching them so they don’t lose the subtleness of their flavor.