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Other names Applewood smoked cheddar
Country of origin United Kingdom
Source of milk Cows
Texture Semi-hard/soft
Fat content 11g per ounce
Protein content 8g per ounce

Applewood, or Applewood smoked cheddar, is a round, white smoke-flavoured Cheddar cheese that is manufactured by Norseland Limited (formerly Ilchester Cheese Company) in Somerset, England.


Applewood smoked cheddar is a fairly dense semi-hard cheese. Applewood is not smoked, but is instead treated with an artificial smoke flavouring. The cheese is coated with mild paprika, giving it a golden-amber appearance. The cheese itself is rather soft in some cases, making it difficult to grate. The smoked flavour of the cheese does not leave a burnt aftertaste.

In 2019, Norseland Limited launched a vegan version of their Applewood cheese in collaboration with VBites in both pre-sliced packages and in blocks. It won the award for Best Vegan Cheese at the FreeFrom Food Awards in 2020.

Nutritional data (per oz.)

(Note: one ounce is about 28 grams)

Calories 130
Total Fat 11 g
Saturated fat 7 g
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 37 mg
Sodium 213 mg
Total Carbohydrate 0 g
Dietary fibre 0 g
Protein 8 g
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