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Michigan Apple Cheese & Wine Pairing Guide

This is great year to let Michigan Apples play as a prominent role at your holiday parties! With a record harvest, there is a large variety of sweet and crunchy Michigan Apples to choose from. When paired with cheeses, wines and other simple items, apples provide a healthy, affordable, and local solution to seasonal celebrations.

Just in time for your holiday celebrations, we have put together a Michigan Apple cheese and wine pairing guide. Pairing apples and cheese is a win-win no matter what options you choose, but we thought a bit of guidance could help you discover the most delicious combinations. Every Michigan Apple variety has slightly different elements of sweet, crisp, and tart and our chart will help you make your tasty pairings pop with flavor.













Tasty Additions:

Use our guide to create a simple Michigan Apple and Cheese grazing board for your guests. Add these easy extras: Tangy pickles, sweet jams, savory dips, fresh veggies and fruit, breads, crackers & nuts.

Meet the Author

Shari Steinbach

Shari Steinbach, MS RDN
Shari Steinbach & Associates, LLC

For the past 26 years, Shari has worked as a dietitian in the grocery industry for two major retailers in the Midwest. In her retail roles, Shari has managed consumer health communication, health influencer partnerships, nutrition programs, and solution-selling strategies.

Shari has served as a nutrition expert and corporate spokesperson, providing food and nutrition advice through monthly television spots on ABC, NBC and FOX affiliates and local radio segments. She has also conducted numerous educational presentations to community groups and professional organizations throughout the country. Her timely nutrition and food product information and strategic social media messages have reached millions of consumers.