cheese and apple pairings
- majordanby Jan 30, 2013 10:17 AM
Can anyone recommend cheeses to be paired for the following apples? Please no cheddar. Thanks in advance:
-Mutsu/Orin: In between pear and apple in terms of crispness, sweet but not like a fuji
A tangy goat cheese, a salty blue, a creamy Camembert, or crumbly Manchego are excellent pairings, and offer different textures as well.
Letsindulge had some great suggestions.
Apples are really cheese-friendly, so you have numerous options.
What they said. Really, hard to think of a cheese that doesn't go well with apples. I don't think apples are different enough -- especially the ones you listed, which are fairly similar (imho) -- that it matters what cheese you pair with which variety.
My pick would be:
An aged gouda
A triple creme
A creamy blue
Why not cheddar? It's classic for a reason!
Thanks for all the suggestions. I find that apples that are sweeter and crisper dont go well with certain cheeses. For instance, the "softer" cheese like a brie goes better with a mutsu (or a pear) than with, say, a fuji. The apples varieties I listed do have certain, subtle differences - for example, a cameo is on the sweeter, crisper side than an arkansas black. a mutsu is nothing near any of the apples i listed, maybe except a honey crisp - but, a honey crisp is sweeter.
anyway, i'll give all these suggestions a try.
Arkansas black, my favorite apple. Due to it's severe tartness and crunch a cheese like Fiscalini San Joachim gold that is not very sharp but texturely perfect would match well.