Apple Walnut Smoked

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Product Information

Cold smoked with walnut wood and apple wedges

Winner of 10 major awards
ACS 2019 Competition Seal



What does it taste like?

Sweet and creamy, Apple Walnut Smoked has the perfect amount of smoke. This artful balance allows both the cheese and its smoky character to shine.

Pair with:
  • Stone fruits, berries
  • Charcuterie
  • Toasted nuts
  • Superb for melting on burgers and grilled cheese sandwiches
  • Perfect for scalloped potatoes
  • Bacon’s best friend
  • 1st Place American Cheese Society (ACS) 2019
  • 2nd Place World Cheese Awards (WCA) 2016, 2017, 2018
  • 2nd Place Idaho Milk Processors Association 2016
  • 3rd ACS 2008, 2015, 2014, 2017
  • 3rd WCA 2008, 2014, 2019
Ingredient info

Vegetarian rennet, cow's milk, all ingredients rubbed on the rind are organic, this is a gluten-friendly product

Trying to decide between the 12 oz or the quarter wheel?

The 12-oz cut is our work horse. This one is for the entertainer or used in cooking. It’s enough cheese for a couple grilled cheese sammies or a party of 12-16 guests. These wedges have a 3 month shelf life if kept in the original packaging. 

The 5 lb quarter wheel is perfect for large parties and weddings.


    If you’ve ever purchased a smoker, this story will ring true for you and your family members—we’ve all been through a smoked-food craze in our lives. Co-owner of Beehive Cheese, Pat Ford, is no exception to this. Impressively, back in 2006, Pat welded his own homemade smoker and began smoking everything in sight (his wife and kids still giggle a little when you mention this time in their lives).

    Beehive had been in business for only a year by 2006. They were doing a lot of experimentation with their cheddars at that time and they decided to smoke a 20-lb wheel in Pat’s homespun smoker. Being resourceful, Pat grabbed what he had on hand to smoke the wheel, which was apple and walnut wood from his trees in the backyard.

    The first batch was a comical melted mess. However, the second batch was the beginning of the Apple Walnut Smoked we know today, and they’ve been perfecting this cheese ever since. To date, it’s the reigning champion of Smoked Cheddars in the United States according to the American Cheese Society.


    Customer Reviews

    Based on 11 reviews
    W Michael Lovett
    The smoked apple walnut is delicious!

    I can’t imagine any cheese lover not loving this! It’s yummy.

    Cheryl Florence
    We need more and more

    Beehive apple walnut smoked cheese is our absolute favorite. We can’t get enough of it. We have never had anything like it, it’s so good.

    Strong, but not too strong

    Some cheeses win on their light and fluffy flavor. Not Apple-Walnut Smoked, this is a full-body cheese with a flavor that gets noticed! Strong enough to add to eggs, soups, salads or whatever and not get lost in the mix, but not so strong you can't enjoy it on its own. Pop a bit in your mouth, chew slowly and let that deep, rich aftertaste linger!
    Plenty of options here—from a simple cracker with some bacon bits to a hamburger or pizza with all the toppings to the snackables bag at your next outdoor adventure—Apple-Walnut Smoked just might be your new best friend.

    James Morales
    Lovin' It!

    My wife and I love this cheese! The flavor is mild and subtle; just the right hint of smoked apple and walnut.The texture is also great!

    Jerry Miller
    Fair and bland

    Did not find this cheese to be particularly a good choice. Not smokey and tasted like the regular cheddar cheeses offered by Beehive.

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