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How to Pair Apples With Cheese

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So many apple varieties. So many cheeses. Where to begin? We've picked eight of the most common apples and matched them with eight of our favorite cheeses, creating bites bursting with salty-sweet, creamy-crisp magic.

Fuji + Chabichou du Poitou

Fuji's sweetness is beautifully balanced by this goat cheese's lemony tang, and the velvety texture adds even more contrast.

Honeycrisp + Marieke Aged Gouda

This gouda's nutty flavor and caramel sweetness make this combination almost like biting into a savory caramel apple.

McIntosh + Murray's Cave Aged Reserve Annelies

A simple, all-purpose apple serves as the perfect canvas for a complex cheese like Annelies, with its notes of hazelnut and onion.

Golden Delicious + Murray's French Double Crème Brie

A mild, sweet apple makes a delicious base for a mild, buttery cheese. Try baking them in puff pastry for a special treat.

Gala + Gorgonzola Cremificato

We're heading into dessert territory with slices of sweet, floral apples and a milky, earthy, oh-so creamy Italian blue.

Granny Smith + Murray's Irish Cheddar

The classic tart apple calls for bright, grassy cheddar, whether for a snack or for incorporating into your apple pie.

Empire + NY State Yellow Cheddar

What grows together goes together! In this New York-inspired bite, crisp apples are ideal with milky, creamy cheddar.

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