Fruit & Cheese

Habanero + Mango


Habanero’s intense heat is cut nicely by the juicy sweetness of ripe mango, which brings out the citrus notes in the pepper. Top a cracker with a slice of Cabot's Habanero Cheddar Cheese and a quick salsa made with diced mangos, red onion, cilantro, and lime juice for a knock-your-socks-off, sweet-and-spicy bite.

 White Oak + Grapes


White Oak’s subtle sweetness and smooth texture complement the fresh tart sweetness of grapes. Roast grapes with olive oil and balsamic and spoon atop a crostini with chunks of White Oak Cheddar Cheese.

Vermont Sharp + Plums


Vermont Sharp’s slight acidity and buttery tang pairs well with the juicy sweetness of plums. Sauté chopped plums in olive oil, honey, salt, and fresh ground pepper until warm, then pour over an 8-oz bar of Vermont Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Serve with crackers. Enjoy!

Extra Sharp + Pears


Extra Sharp Cheddar’s citrusy tang is the ideal companion for the sweet tender juiciness of pears. Top warm, spiced poached pears with grated Extra Sharp, a dollop of yogurt, pecans, and dried cranberries for a slightly savory take on dessert.

Seriously Sharp + Peaches


Seriously Sharp’s bold flavor is the perfect complement for the slightly tart sweetness of peaches. Top grilled peach halves with grated cheddar and garnish with honey, chopped nuts, and basil for a fun summer side dish or dessert.

Lite50 Sharp + Strawberries


Lite50 Sharp Cheddar’s creamy, savory flavor is the perfect match for the tangy sweetness of ripe strawberries. Add chunks of Lite50 Sharp Cheddar to a classic Strawberry Spinach Salad to bump up the protein for a light, yet flavorful lunch.

 Still Hungry? Check out even more fruit and cheese combinations on our pear and apple pairing pages. Explore our full cheese pairing guide to discover how to enjoy award-winning Cabot cheese with almost any kitchen sidekick—or to build a magazine worthy cheese plate.