Cabbage, Apple and White Cheddar Slaw




8 to 10

If you’re looking for a dish to bring to a family cookout or company function, then you should try our recipe for cheesy coleslaw. Coleslaw, which is easy to prepare and serve, only requires a few ingredients, making it ideal for picnics or backyard barbecues. The recipe makes eight to ten servings, featuring a delicious combination of Dijon mustard, honey, and fresh vegetables. If you’d like to ratchet up the crunch factor, you can also toss in some chopped toasted walnuts. If you have family members or friends who enjoy coleslaw, consider sharing this recipe with them on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or Instagram.

Tasty and easy to make, our cheesy coleslaw recipe is one of our most popular coleslaw recipes. To begin making the dressing for the recipe, you’re going to need to gather up the following ingredients: red-wine vinegar, light sesame oil, honey, Dijon mustard, soy sauce, cinnamon, olive oil, salt, and black pepper. For the salad, you’ll need a cabbage, four apples, three medium carrots, celery stalks, Cabot Extra Sharp Cheddar (at least four ounces), and a half-cup of chopped toasted walnuts. The salad is straightforward to make, but with the dressing, you’ll have to make sure that you blend all of the ingredients until everything is smooth. Season the dressing with a dash of salt and pepper.

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  • ¼ cup red-wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons light sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt, preferably sea or kosher, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Salad:

  • 1 medium cabbage, cored and thinly sliced (about 8 cups)
  • 4 apples (any variety), cored, peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and coarsely grated (about 2½ cups)
  • 2 celery stalks, cut into matchsticks
  • 4 ounces Cabot Extra Sharp Cheddar, grated (about 1 cup)

  • ½ cup chopped toasted walnuts


    To Make Dressing:

    1. COMBINE vinegar, sesame oil, honey, mustard, soy sauce and cinnamon, in blender; blend until smooth. While blender is running, slowly add olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

    To Make Salad:

    1. COMBINE all salad ingredients, in large bowl. Add enough dressing to coat salad well and toss together until well combined. Cover and refrigerate until serving time.



    per serving
    Amount/Serving % Daily Value
    13 grams
    Saturated Fat
    3 grams
    12 milligrams
    142 milligrams
    17 grams
    4 grams
    6 grams
    140 milligrams
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    Cheese As You Please

    Our naturally-aged cheddars have 0g of lactose per serving! So go ahead, dig in.

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