In a large salad bowl, combine the romaine, Swiss cheese, cashews, pear and cranberries. In a jar with a tight fitting lid, combine the vinaigrette ingredients; shake well. Drizzle over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place walnuts on a baking sheet and roast until golden, about 4 minutes. Remove from the oven and place in a medium mixing bowl. Add the vinegar, honey, and shallots to the warm nuts. Allow to sit for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the walnut oil. Season with salt and pepper.
In a large mixing bowl, toss the mixed spring lettuce with the dressing. Season with salt and pepper.
Fan the sliced pears over the bottom of each serving plate. Mound the greens in the center of the pears.
Crumble the blue cheese over the greens. Garnish with black pepper and parsley.
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