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Applewood

Applewood
Photo Credit: Ilchester Cheese
  • Made from pasteurized cow's milk

  • Country of origin: England, Great Britain and United Kingdom

  • Region: Somerset

  • Family: Cheddar

  • Type: semi-hard

  • Texture: crumbly and dense

  • Rind: natural

  • Colour: yellow

  • Flavour: smokey , spicy

  • Aroma: smokey

  • Vegetarian: yes

  • Producers: Ilchester Cheese Company

  • Synonyms: Applewood smoked cheddar

Applewood is a traditional farmhouse Cheddar from Ilchester. An English cheese, it also goes by the name of Applewood smoked cheddar. This dense semi-hard cheese was first invented in 1965 in Somerset, England.

Applewood is not actually smoked but given an artificial smoky flavouring with a dusting of paprika for a golden-amber appearance. The cheese can be crumbled or grated over pasta or melted on pork chops for that divine smokey taste. It also goes well with sweet apples and raisins. 

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