Apples & Cheese: The Perfect Pair!
Fall brings an exciting variety of apples to North Tisbury Farm: tart apples, sweet apples, crunchy apples, soft-flesh apples, red-, yellow-, or green apples and everything in between. Enjoy them on their own as a delicious, healthy snack or use as an ingredient and make apple sauce, apple butter or apple pie. And how about going savory, incorporate apples into dinner or pair with the perfect cheese?
Apples and cheese make an irresistible pair. They offer the perfect marriage of sweet and savory. The many varieties of both apples and cheese allow for many combinations as they offer the perfect marriage of sweet and savory. Gouda goes well with a tart apple. Cheddar pairs best with a sweeter apple. Bleu cheese works well with sweet apples, which can emphasize the tangy cheese.
Some of our favorite pairings include:
Menemsha Farm Braeburn Try Braeburn apples with camembert or some Gouda. The sweet, tart, spiced flavor of the apple really shines when paired with a creamy cheese.
Menemsha Farm Golden Delicious The honey flavor of the golden delicious pairs beautifully with a creamy camembert or a brie (or this brie) but also pairs wonderfully with a sharper cheese like Gruyere or Cricket Creek.
Menemsha Farm Granny Smith The tart flavor and a crisp, watery texture of a Granny Smith pairs beautifully with cheeses such as gorgonzola, or blue cheese (or this blue cheese), or a sharper Gouda.
Pink Lady There are not many cheeses that don't pair well with the juicy, sweet Pink Ladies. We love to pair with gorgonzola, or Alpine (or this Alpine), or Prufrock, Willoughby or cheddar (we also love this cheddar).
Orange Pippin This British favorite has a wonderfully complex sweet-tart flavor that pairs perfectly with cheddar like Barely Buzzed or Triple Play.
Honey Crisp Honeycrisp apples are wonderful with blue cheese (or this blue cheese), or with a soft cheese like brie (or try this brie).
Gala Apple Gala apples are known for their mildly sweet, vanilla taste and crisp flesh, making the perfect pair for sharp, nutty cheddar like Barely Buzzed or Triple Play cheddar.
When it comes to pairing apple with cheese, truly, anything goes!