Nuts & Cheese Pairings
In the mood for something crunchy and salty? Or would you prefer something creamy and smooth? We say, why settle?
When you pair nuts and cheese, you get the best of both in a combination that’s guaranteed to delight your senses. Pairing nuts and cheese is all about exploring texture and discovering new flavors, finding the perfect nuts to complement our farmers’ best cheeses.
Like things sweet and salty? Ready for something slightly bitter but bold? Either way, this pairing is for you. And like the best pairings, the right nut and cheese combinations will stimulate your palate and bring out new flavors that will inspire your snacking or party-planning to reach delicious new heights, whether it’s any old weeknight or a special occasion. Are you ready? Good. Let’s get nuts.
Extra Sharp + Almonds
Extra Sharp’s citrusy tang and easy melting meld well with the slightly oily, sweet, and chewy taste of almonds. Stuff pitted dates with grated Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese and chopped almonds, wrap in bacon, and bake for a spectacular appetizer.
White Oak + Pecans
White Oak’s milky texture and caramel sweetness is a great match for subtlety sweet and meaty pecans. Add some candied pecans to your next White Oak Cheddar Cheese board for an unexpectedly sweet and chewy treat.
Farmhouse Reserve + Pistachios
Farmhouse Reserve’s mellow richness is perfect when served with robust, earthy pistachios. Top dried apricots with chucks of Farmhouse Reserve Cheddar Cheese, then drizzle with honey and chopped pistachios for a chewy, sweet, and tangy bite.
Vermont Sharp + Peanuts
Vermont Sharp’s slightly sweet and tangy flavor pairs perfectly with the earthy sweetness of peanuts. Toss grated Vermont Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded cabbage, carrots, and red bell peppers with a peanut dressing and top with chopped peanuts for a crunchy, Thai-inspired slaw.
Seriously Sharp + Cashews
Seriously Sharp’s dense texture and bold flavor complements the creamy, buttery mouthfeel and mild sweetness of cashews. Top Broccoli and Seriously Sharp Soup with chopped cashews for added depth of flavor and crunch.
Lite50 Sharp + Walnuts
Lite50 Sharp Cheddar’s creamy texture and buttery flavor is enhanced by the savory taste and smoothness of walnuts. Change up your avocado toast routine by topping it with grated Lite50 Sharp Cheddar Cheese and chopped walnuts.