Spreads & Cheese Pairings

Spreads & Cheese Pairings

With so many delectable spreads out there to choose from, pairing cheeses with jam, mustard, and honey is a great way to unleash your inner chef, let your culinary creativity shine, and discover something delicious.

Condiments and spreads pair so well with our farmers’ best cheeses because they naturally balance the cheese’s slight saltiness with a bit of sweetness, producing exciting and unexpected flavors and textures. The goal is combinations that complement or contrast but never overpower, so you achieve flavor harmony with each mouthwatering bite. Our flavor gurus have selected the perfect pairings to get you started.

Pepper Jack + Raspberry Jelly

Pepper Jack’s subtle heat and creamy texture melds perfectly with the sweetness of raspberry jelly. Spread raspberry jelly over an 8-oz bar of Pepper Jack Cheese and serve with crackers for an appetizer that’s simple, zippy, and sweet.

Pepper Jack and Raspberry Jelly

Habanero + Maple Syrup

Habanero Cheddar's intense spiciness is offset by the caramelized sweetness of maple syrup. Top a cracker with a slice of Habanero Cheddar Cheese, then drizzle over some maple syrup and chopped cilantro for a fresh, sweet, and spicy bite. 

Habanero and Maple Syrup

Alpine + Balsamic Vinegar

Alpine Cheddar’s swiss-inspired flavor and slightly crumbly texture are complemented perfectly by the sharp fruity tang of balsamic vinegar. Toss chunks of Alpine Cheddar Cheese with your favorite spring mix lettuce, then drizzle over some good balsamic vinaigrette for an easy, delicious salad.

Alpine and Balsamic Vinegar

Farmhouse Reserve + Blackberry Jam

Farmhouse Reserve’s rich, mellow flavor is balanced perfectly by the tart sweetness of Blackberry Jam. Fill mini phyllo shells with blackberry jam, top with a slice of Farmhouse Reserve Cheddar cheese, and bake for an appetizer that’s easy and sophisticated. Another tasty snack drizzled with honey is this Honey, Walnuts & Dried Cherries on Cheddar recipe.

Seriously Sharp + Dijon Mustard

Seriously Sharp’s complexity and slight nuttiness stands up to the robust tangy flavor of Dijon Mustard. Up your sandwich game with Seriously Sharp Cheddar, Dijon mustard, smoked turkey, and your favorite veggies.

Vermont Sharp + Caramel

Vermont Sharp’s creamy flavor and slight acidity pairs well with the milky, buttery sweetness of caramel. Create an unforgettable dessert quesadilla with a filling of grated Vermont Sharp and sliced apples, then finish with a drizzle of caramel sauce.

Still Hungry? Explore our full cheese pairing guide to discover how to enjoy award-winning Cabot cheese with almost any kitchen sidekick—or to build a magazine worthy cheese board . Enjoy! 

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