Apple, Wine and Cheese Pairing

Chelan Fresh apples are meant to eaten but are also great when paired with other foods. Chef Meg Raines took some time recently to dive into the flavors of KORU®, Rockit® and SugarBee® apples and gives us suggestions on how to pair them with your favorite cheeses and wines. She explains these pairings in a recent “To the Core” blog post:

KORU® cheese and wine pairings

KORU® apples are crisp, sweet and juicy with complex aromatic honey flavors. These qualities make it ideal for snacks, baking, and beverages.  Its also wonderful used raw in fresh salads. 

KORU® is a natural choice for cheese pairings where it plays best with salty goat and ewes milk cheeses like feta, Humboldt Fog or Pecorino. Pair your KORU® and cheese tasting with a crisp off-dry Gewürztraminer or Riesling that will balance well with the salty cheeses.

Rockit® cheese and wine pairings

Rockit® apples are miniature apples with a crunchy, sweet and delicious taste. They have just the right balance of sweetness and acidity to make a perfect on-the-go-snack. This also makes them great apples for baking and cooking. 

Why not make a cheese and apple tasting for the whole family by pairing Rockit® apples with kid-friendly cheeses like Babybel, string cheese, cream cheese and mild cheddar? Mom and dad can pair theirs with a crisp dry Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay to complement the selection of mild and creamy cheeses.

SugarBee® cheese and wine pairings

SugarBee® apples are juicy and aromatic with just the right amount of sweetness. This versatile apple variety works beautifully in baked sweet or savory recipes but is just as charming consumed raw.

Stronger firm and semi-firm cheeses like smoked gouda, sharp cheddar or aged mimolette contrast with the sweet snap of SugarBee® apples. Pair this combo with a big bold wine, like a Cabernet Sauvignon, that will hold its own against the strong cheeses.

Click the images below to download our pairing cards: