Apple & Cheddar: The Pairing Guide

Pairing apples and cheddar is win-win no matter which varieties you choose. Yet with all the options out there, we thought a bit of guidance could really help those pairings pop. Every apple variety like every naturally-aged cheddar has slightly different elements of crisp, creamy, tart, and sharp.

Apple Storage & Selection

Author, poet and naturalist Henry David Thoreau called the apple “the noblest of all fruits” and it’s no wonder; apples are truly a work of nature. Whether red, yellow, pink, green, the best way to judge an apple is by its firmness to the touch, not its color.

  • The best apples are free of bruises. To keep them that way, place them gently into the refrigerator bin or cellar basket.
  • Store apples in a cool place, and refrain from washing them until just before serving to avoid spoilage.
  • Serving tip: rub sliced apples with lemon to prevent the flesh from darkening when it meets the air.