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 smoky taste. It also goes well with sweet apples and raisins.
WINE PAIRING: Merlot