1/2 250-g container
, or 1/2 250-g block light cream cheese, at room temperature
, about 2/3 cup crumbled
Place cream cheese in a medium-size bowl. If using block cream cheese, stir in milk to make it creamier. Crumble in Stilton. Stir just until evenly mixed. Peel pear only if you wish. Chop into small pieces. Place in a small bowl. Squeeze in about 1 tsp (5 mL) juice from lemon and stir to mix. Finely chop celery. Thinly slice onion. Stir all into cheese mixture.
Turn mixture into a decorative bowl and top with more crumbled cheese, if you like. Spread is delicious with crackers or thin slices of toasted baguette. Mixture will keep well, covered and refrigerated, up to 2 days, although pear may darken a little. Bring to room temperature before serving.