Apples & Cheddar

Nothing says “Welcome, Fall” quite as deliciously as the flavorful combination of crisp apples and sharp Cabot cheddar.

We asked members of the Cabot Cheese Board about their favorite ways to enjoy apples and cheddar and were blown away by their culinary creations. We found they created apple and cheddar combinations for any meal of the day, from morning to night, as well as some yummy snack ideas too!

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Gina from Running to the Kitchen leads off our recipe roundup with her outrageously tasty Leek, Apple & Cheddar Soup. It has deep, satisfying flavors that evoke the change of season and warms you from the inside out.

Leek, Apple & Cheddar Soup

Another soup idea comes from Brianne of Cupcakes and Kale Chips. Her Apple Cider, Cheddar Cheese & Butternut Squash Soup looks as good as it tastes – with the colors of fall in a bowl!

Apple Cider, Cheddar Cheese & Butternut Squash Soup

What better way to enjoy the bounty of autumn than in a toasty, gooey grilled cheese sandwich? Apples are the perfect addition to these grilled cheese sandwiches and paninis.

Katie at Good Life Eats likes a little bacon on her Bacon, Apple & Cheddar Grilled Cheese. We think that’s a grand idea. Because…bacon!

Bacon, Apple & Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Over at Well Plated, Erin makes an Apple Butter, Turkey & Cheddar Grilled Cheese sandwich that embodies the spirit of the season.

Apple Butter, Turkey & Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Lauren of Healthy Food for Living combines all the fantastic fall flavors of New England with her Maple Apple Cheddar Melt sandwich. All we have to say is yes, yes, and yes!

Maple Apple Cheddar Melt

Kathy at Panini Happy kicks it up a notch with her over-the-top yummy Cheddar, Apples, Horseradish Mustard Panini. That girl clearly knows her way around a great sandwich!

Cheddar, Apples, Horseradish Mustard Panini

We segue from sandwiches to salads that add apples and cheddar to create culinary magic.

Cassie at Bake Your Day mixed up a salad that makes a great side or an elegant, easy-to-prepare meatless main dish. Try her Cheddar Apple Winter Salad with Balsamic Feta Vinaigrette once. We guarantee you’ll be back for more.

Cheddar Apple Winter Salad with Balsamic Feta Vinaigrette

Here’s another main dish salad that is loaded with fall flavor and amazing taste. Mel from Mel’s Kitchen Café created her Romaine Salad with Chicken, Cheddar, Apples & Cranberry Vinaigrette, and added a secret ingredient – Spiced Pecans. Quick and easy to make, they’re simply delicious. Try not to eat them all before you make the salad!

Romaine Salad with Chicken, Cheddar, Apples & Cranberry Vinaigrette

There’s nothing like a fresh, crunchy slaw to compliment just about any meal. Katie from Healthy Seasonal Recipes created this lovely Layered Slaw with Beets, Apples, Cheddar & Bacon. It’s a fabulous fall dish, loaded with wholesome fruits and veggies as well as amazing taste.

Layered Slaw with Beets, Apples, Cheddar & Bacon

Julie from RDelicious Kitchen helps us make the leap from salad to pizza with this genius – and totally tasty – Cheddar, Apple & Arugula Flatbread. Well, played, Julie. Well played.

Cheddar, Apple & Arugula Flatbread

Erin at Well Plated is another smart cookie when it comes to making pizza delicious as well as nutritious. Her Beet Cheddar Apple Pizza is colorful, flavorful, and so easy to make.

Beet Cheddar Apple Pizza

The apple/cheddar combo works well with appetizers, too. Just look at these yummy little Cheddar Sweet Potato Bites from Liz at The Lemon Bowl or these Cheddar Apple Chicken Sausage Bites from Emily at West of the Loop. They’re perfect for a party or for tablegating for the next big game.

Cheddar Sweet Potato Bites

Cheddar Sweet Potato Bites

Cheddar Apple Chicken Sausage Bites

Cheddar Apple Chicken Sausage Bites

And speaking of bite-sized, Lauren of Healthy Food for Living delivers these sweet little bites of perfection. Try her Apple Pie Filled Crispy Cheddar Frico Cups for a mouth full of sweet, savory goodness.

Apple Pie Filled Crispy Cheddar Frico Cups

Here’s one more recipe from Brianne at Cupcakes and Kale Chips. It’s never too early to get ideas for upcoming holiday meals. We loved this one for Apple, Bacon & Cheddar Cheese Stuffing, a new twist on a traditional holiday side dish. We also love it because this stuffing is gluten free!

Apple, Bacon & Cheddar Cheese Stuffing

Jennifer at Farmgirl Follies is serving up another delicious and savory side dish. We love her Sausage Cheddar Couscous with Apples and can’t wait to add it to our holiday dish list.

Sausage Cheddar Couscous with Apples

For my family, fall means embracing our favorite comfort foods once again. Heather at Sugar Dish Me cracked the comfort food code with this inspired dish – Chicken and Apple Cheddar Dumplings. Its savory flavors and pillows of cheesy goodness will please your palate and warm your tummy.

Chicken and Apple Cheddar Dumplings

Want to take a classic scone to the next level of yummy? Audra, The Baker Chick, can show you how with her Apple Cheddar Scones. Audra says they strike the ideal balance of sweet and savory and they’re the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea and a good book. Sounds just right to us, too!

Apple Cheddar Scones

What better way to end a meal than with something sweet? Maybe ending it with something a little sweet and a little savory. Here are three desserts that rely on the pairing of apples and cheddar for their unique and flavorful appeal.

This gorgeous Apple, Cheddar and Caramelized Onion Galette from Jennifer at Savory Simple is dessert at its rustic and most beautiful best.

Apple, Cheddar and Caramelized Onion Galette

Kita at Pass the Sushi knows how to make a humble apple pie a superstar. Her Cheddar Apple Pie has goodness – and sharp cheddar cheese – baked right into the crust. How great does that sound?

Cheddar Apple Pie

We go back to Gina at Running to the Kitchen for this last dessert idea. Her Apple Cheddar Crumble Bars bring old-fashioned flavor into your kitchen. They’re sure to quickly find a way into your tummy, too!

Apple Cheddar Crumble Bars

And finally, we turn to our four-legged friends, who also think that apples and cheddar make a great combination. Michelle, The Brown-Eyed Baker, makes a special birthday treat for her dog, Einstein. She made these Apple Cheddar Pupcakes to celebrate his fourth birthday. Now that’s a lucky pooch!

Apple Cheddar Pupcakes

That’s it for our Apple and Cheddar Recipe Roundup. We hope you’ve gotten some yummy ideas for cooking with these two fall favorites. If you’d like to find out more about pairing different types of apples with its perfect cheddar flavor compliment, check out our Apple and Cabot Cheddar pairing page here.

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Candace Karu reports on all there is to discover and love about food and farming as well as communicating Cabot’s mission to support community, volunteerism, and sustainability. Whether online, on air, or in person, her job is to amplify the passion and commitment of the 1200 farm families who own Cabot. When Candace is not representing Cabot, she lives, cooks, and works out in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.


Suzanne Terry | January 09, 2019 | 7:47am

My favorite is a simple cheddar fondue with plenty of apple slices to dip.

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