Pairing Apples with Cheese
Apple pie served with a slice of cheddar cheese is proof cheese and apples are a match made in flavor heaven. When pairing the two, go above and beyond by choosing a cheese that compliments your apple perfectly, and vice-versa. Check out this handy guide to learn all you need to know.
Some research at Cavaniola’s Gourmet Cheese Shop in Sag Harbor, N.Y., confirmed that obsessive types like myself could match cheese with apples the way we’d match Manchego with a dry Tempranillo or Gruyère with a fruity riesling. Suggesting that he doesn’t fuss with pairings as long as both cheese and apples are of high quality, owner Michael Cavaniola offered the idea of creamy Gorgonzola with Granny Smiths, the acidity of the apples helping to cut through the richness of the cheese. He also likes sweet-tart pink ladies with strong Stilton, maybe in a salad.