Over the weekend I was introduced to a combination I thought had no chance of working, apple pie and cheddar cheese. I’m not sure why, but in my head it just seems weird, but I was assured it would be tasty. With dinner complete, and a slight rest for some movie watching, it was time now for dessert, and I was presented with a small plate with a slice of apple pie, some small, slices of cheddar cheese on the side, and of course a scoop of ice cream. I was instructed to take a forkful of the apple pie, bite off a piece of the cheese, and eat it together. Now, as I’m a speed-eater, I had to be reminded as I took the forkful of apple pie that I was to eat them together and not just swallow the pie and then eat the cheese, so I did what I was told and low and behold, some interesting tastiness erupted in my mouth.
I’m not good at describing culinary tastes so I’m not going to try to expand with something like “The sharpness of the cheddar complimented the sweetness of the apple pie, nicely.” or “The flakiness of the crust combined with the chewiness of the cheese created a glop of a tasty blob in the mouth.” Instead I’m going with “It was tasty!”
So, my recommendation for the next time you have apple pie is to have a block of sharp, cheddar cheese on hand, and with your mouthful of pie, eat some cheese. You might be surprised. And yes, the ice cream was good, too!
It sounds like a weird combination, and as I can now answer “Yes. It was tasty!”, I’ve got to plight: Have you ever had apple pie and cheddar cheese together?
That’s it for this plight! I”m The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!