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The month of October is a beautiful time. The leaves have begun to turn orange, pumpkins are popping up on front porches, and caramel apples have once again returned. As delicious as the traditional treat of the caramel apple is, as a cheese lover I had to ask, can it be done with cheese!? I grabbed three apples, removed their cores and twisted wooden craft dowels ⅔  of the way into their cores.

Experiment equipment
Three apples
Wooden dowels (found at a craft store)
8-ounce-bag of Tillamook Medium Cheddar shreds
Vintage White Extra Sharp Cheddar
Jar of peanut butter
Bag of dark chocolate chips
Wax paper

My first attempt was an apple dipped in cheese. I melted down some Tillamook Medium Cheddar cheese shreds in a double boiler. I had trouble getting the cheese to stick to the glossy apple skin, and it didn’t turn out as appetizing as I’d hoped.

I’ve been hearing a lot of fan chatter about cheddar and peanut butter. An unlikely, but, delicious combination. I decided to cover my second apple in peanut butter and roll it in Tillamook Medium Cheddar Cheese shreds.

The third apple I made was a sweet and salty combination of chocolate and cheese. I shredded some Vintage White Extra Sharp Cheddar with a fine grater and set it aside in a bowl. I thought the extra sharp flavor would be a good contrast to the sweet chocolate. I melted a bag of dark chocolate chips in a double boiler, continuously stirring, and dunked my last apple on a stick into it. I rolled the bottom of the apple into my shredded Vintage White Extra Sharp Cheddar and set it on wax paper in the fridge for an hour to set. This was my favorite, a salty and sweet fall treat, and my cheesy alteration to the traditional caramel apple on a stick.

What Tillamook products would you dip your apple on a stick into?



Tom Gong

What a delicious idea! That third one sure does look tasty. Something I will have to try!

October 23rd, 2012 at 10:37 am

Tillamook Team

Hi Tom,
I'm so glad to hear that! You'll have to let us know how you like it once you give it a try!

All the best,
Amalya of the Tillamook Team

October 23rd, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Yvette F.

The Chocolate/cheese one sounds delicious!
I love having a slice of cheddar on any peanut-butter and jelly sandwiches I eat, so the PB/cheese one sounds great too :-)

October 25th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Moreyn Kamenir

Cannot wait to try this. Great diabetic snack!

October 25th, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Tillamook Team

Hi Moreyn,
Glad to hear you like the ideas! Let us know when you give them a try!

All the best,
Amalya, of the Tillamook Team

October 26th, 2012 at 10:08 am

Tillamook Team

Hi Yvette,
Thanks for the comment! Who would have thought peanut butter and cheddar would be such a tasty combination! I'm glad you like the post!

All the best,
Amalya, of the Tillamook Team

October 26th, 2012 at 10:08 am
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