Combine almonds and maple syrup in microwave-safe bowl.
Microwave on high in 30 second increments, stirring after each.
When syrup clings to almonds and no liquid rests in bottom of bowl, remove from microwave.
Transfer almonds to a cutting board or piece of waxed paper.
Spread out and cool.
Cut pears in half, and carefully remove stems and cores.
Cut each half into 10-12 thin slices.
Pour wine into small saucepot, and place on high heat.
When wine begins to boil, reduce to a simmer and add pear slices.
Allow slices to simmer for 4-5 minutes or until just fork tender.
While simmering combine goat cheese and milk in bowl of a stand mixer or regular bowl with hand mixer.
Mix on medium speed until fluffy.
To assemble: place 5-6 pear slices on plate.
Form a quenelle of goat cheese, using two spoons.
Sprinkle with almonds.